Thu. Feb 20th, 2020

Palau preps up for Taiwan President’s visit

Man tying up a Taiwan flag on the lamp post in Koror. (File Photo)

A man is tying up the national flag of the Republic of China-Taiwan on a streetlight post in downtown Koror in preparation for President Tsai Ing-wen’s state visit to Palau on March 21-23. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)

Palau is preparing for the first state visit of Republic of China – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to the country this March 21-23.

In the last few days leading to the most anticipated state visit, people can be seen cleaning up the roads and adorning the streets of Palau with the two nations’ respective national flags.

This is the second time that a Taiwan president is visiting the country since 2006 when Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian visited Palau as part of the tour to visit its Pacific Island allies.

Here are some photos of the preparation:

Palau and Taiwan national flags hoisted in front of the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center in downtown Koror which will serve as a venue for one of the activities during President Tsai Ing-wen’s state visit. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)
A man is putting fresh paint on a monument that immortalizes the grant assistance of the Republic of China-Taiwan to Palau in the construction of the compact connecting road along the airport highway in Airai State. Taiwan is one of Palau’s most generous allies. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)