Taiwan-Paraguay Joint Issue

\"\"Republic of China Vice President Vincent Siew and his Paraguayan counterpart, Federico Franco, on 15th May 2011 presided jointly over the ceremonial issue of a set of commemorative postage stamps to mark Paraguay\’s bicentennial and the Republic of China\’s centennial.\”It is a privilege for me to witness this precious moment of bilateral friendship,\” Siew said.Franco, on his part, expressed appreciation for Taiwan\’s long-term assistance to his country, and said he hoped that Taiwan businesses would invest in Paraguay because it is an investment haven with low taxes and good electricity supply.

The postage stamps have been issued simultaneously in Taiwan and Paraguay. The theme on the Taiwan stamps is the \”Martyrs\’ Shrine, \” while on the Paraguay stamps it is \”The National Pantheon of the Heroes.\”It was the third time that the two countries jointly issued postage stamps. In 2002 and 2007 they issued commemorative stamps to mark the 45th and 50th anniversary, respectively, of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties.

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