Staff writer, with CNAThe nation’s trade mission in Nigeria is to keep the same number of staff after it relocates from the capital, Abuja, to Lagos, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said on Tuesday. The Nigerian government in January ordered Taiwan to move its office from the capital, to change the name of the office to remove the title “Republic of China (Taiwan)” and to cut office staff, reportedly under pressure from China. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs later lauded the move, saying it showed the African country’s “staunch support” of Bejing’s “one China” principle. Taipei responded by twice summoning the acting director of the Nigeria Trade Office in Taiwan to protest the African country’s moves against Taiwan’s interests, the ministry said. After the relocation, which is expected to be completed by the middle of this month, the ministry would ask the Taipei-based Nigeria Trade Office in Taiwan to move to another location based on the principles of equality and dignity, Lo said.
Source: Taipei Times December 06, 2017 15:56 UTC