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Guatemala Leans Into Its Support for “Republic of Taiwan”

Guatemalan President Alejandro Eduardo Giammatei Falla with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (L) at a welcoming ceremony in Taipei. Image: Sam Yeh / AFP

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei pledged his country’s unconditional support for what he repeatedly called ‘the Republic of Taiwan.’ He is on a trip to Taipei following a visit by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to Guatemala City in early April.

Giammattei repeatedly expressed support for Taiwan’s independence. Before he left, he told reporters that the trip sends a “clear message that countries have a right to self-governance.”

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