Foreign dignitaries set to attend Taiwan president inauguration

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Lai Ching-te is inaugurated as Taiwan’s new president on Monday.

Following is a list of some of the foreign leaders and dignitaries attending the ceremony.

United States

Former White House economic adviser Brian Deese, one-time State Department official Richard Armitage, Brookings Institution Taiwan expert Richard Bush and Laura Rosenberger, who runs the nonprofit organisation that manages unofficial US-Taiwan relations.

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Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the philanthropic organization the Nippon Foundation.

European Union

Rasa Jukneviciene, vice chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence.


Lord Faulkner, Britain’s trade envoy to Taiwan.


Klaus-Peter Willsch, chair of the German-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group.

South Korea

Ruling People Power Party member Cho Kyoung-tae, who represents South Korea in the parliamentary friendship association with Taiwan.


Archbishop Charles John Brown, the Vatican’s ambassador to the Philippines.


Former Singapore parliament speaker Abdullah Tarmugi.


Chair of the Taiwan-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group Judy Sgro.


Raff Ciccone, chair of the Australian Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee, and deputy chair David Fawcett.


President Santiago Pena.


King Mswati III.


Foreign Minister Carlos Ramiro Martinez.


Prime Minister John Briceno.


President Surangel Whipps.


Prime Minister Feleti Teo.

Marshall Islands

President Hilda Heine.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.

The de facto ambassadors in Taipei of countries with no formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan will also attend.

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