In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Palau's Vice President J. Uduch Sengebau Senior, front left, walk with Alexander Tah-ray Yui, Taiwan's vice minister of foreign affairs after her arrivial at the Taoyuan airport near Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday, Aug 27, 2022. Palau's vice president and her eight-member delegation have been quarantined in Taiwan after two of them tested positive for the coronavirus. (Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP)

Palau’s Vice President Uduch Sengebau-Senior and her eight-member delegation will resume their scheduled meetings in Taiwan today and tomorrow-Wednesday, after they are released from the 2-day quarantine in Taiwan. 

Vice President Senior arrived Taiwan on Saturday for an official five-day meeting when two of her delegation members tested positive for COVId-19.  Due to strict procedures in place in Taiwan, international visitors are PCR tested upon arriving in Taiwan.

“We were quarantined in the hotel for 2 days.  Strict measures by Taiwan CDC.  We will resume our scheduled activities tomorrow and Wednesday, and are scheduled to return home on Wednesday,” explained Vice President Uduch Senior when reached for comments.

Vice President Uduch Senior will be meeting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Vice President Lai Ching-te, and MOFA Minister Joseph Wu, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Coast Guard, National Science, and Technology Center, the National Science and Technology for Disaster Reduction and Central Emergency Operation Center.

The areas of mutual interest include Justice Maritime Security, disaster management, and climate resilience, among others.

“Taiwan and Palau have cooperated across a range of fields, including fisheries, infrastructure, education, culture, ICT, clean energy, coast guard operations, and medicine, building a firm foundation for mutual ties.” expressed Vice President Uduch Sengebau-Senior.

Taiwan was recently in China’s crossfire when U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, causing China to conduct live-fire military exercises around Taiwan.

Palau is one of the 14 remaining countries with diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

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