Dominican Republic–Taiwan relations

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Dominican Republic–Taiwan relations

Dominican Republic

Taiwan

The Dominican Republic maintains official relations with Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) instead of the People's Republic of China. The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1944.[1]

Diplomatic missions and personnel[edit]

The Taiwan embassy in the Dominican Republic is located in the Bella Vista neighbourhood of Santo Domingo.[2] The Dominican Republic's embassy is located in the Shilin District of Taipei. Victor Manuel Sanchez Pena served as Santo Domingo's ambassador in Taipei from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2011.[1]

In April 2012, Julia Ou (區美珍), an Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission official attached to Taipei's embassy, was found stabbed to death in the bedroom of her Santo Domingo apartment.[3] The murder remained unsolved by the end of the year.[4]

Bilateral visits[edit]

In August 2008, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou visited Santo Domingo and met Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández. They agreed that the two countries would begin to push for the signing of a free trade agreement.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hou, Elaine (2011-06-21). "Ma urges outgoing Dominican ambassador to promote Taiwan". Taiwan Today. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Emabajada de la República de China en la Rep. Dominicana". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  3. ^ Yeh, Joseph (2012-04-19). "Envoy found stabbed to death in Dominican Republic". The China Post. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (2012-12-12). "Government offers help in Caribbean murder case". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Taiwan, Dominican Republic to work on FTA". The China Post. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2012-12-27.