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Tuvalu’s new Prime Minister: Choose Taiwan over China based on democratic values

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Tuvalu’s new Prime Minister: Choose Taiwan over China based on democratic values

In an interview with The Associated Press today, Tai Ou, the new Prime Minister of Taiwan’s friendly state Tuvalu, said Tuvalu and Taiwan share the same democratic values. He reiterated that the country’s government would maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwanese authorities and ruled out the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations with the Chinese government.

Feleti Teo granted an exclusive interview to The Associated Press via the video conferencing software Zoom. This is his first interview with international media since the new government took charge earlier this week.

“Our relationship with Taiwan is completely based on democratic principles and they are very loyal to us,” he said, adding that the changediplomatic relationsThis topic is “definitely” not an issue for the people of Tuvalu.

Tai Ou said he hoped to renegotiate a development assistance agreement with Taiwan.Climate changeAnd the impacts of rising sea levels remain a top priority for lowland Tuvalu.

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