MOFA welcomes new Nicaragua ambassador to Taiwan
The new Nicaragua Ambassador to Taiwan Mirna Mariela Rivera Andino, who assumed office Oct. 14 in Taipei City, is welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After accepting a copy of Rivera’s credentials, MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu reiterated that Taiwan attaches great importance to its diplomatic ties with Nicaragua. He believes Rivera will inject vitality into Taiwan-Nicaragua relations and help strengthen the two sides’ friendship, he added.
Echoing Wu’s remarks, Rivera said Taiwan has always been a key ally of Nicaragua. She expressed appreciation for the country’s assistance in improving the welfare of Nicaragua’s people, adding that she will spare no effort to advance bilateral cooperation across the board while boosting understanding of the Central American country among the people of Taiwan.
According to the MOFA, Rivera, recipient of a scholarship provided by the Taiwan government, graduated from Taipei City-based Ming Chuan University in 2018. She was appointed as a delegate of Nicaragua’s permanent mission to the U.N. in Geneva last year and arrived in Taiwan in January as an envoy at the Embassy of Nicaragua, the ministry added.
Rivera took over the office from William Manuel Tapia Aleman, who left Taiwan a few months ago after serving 12 years in the country. Tapia was conferred the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon in recognition of his efforts in strengthening Taiwan-Nicaragua relations in August.
Source: Taiwan Today (https://taiwantoday.tw/index.php)