UNIVERSIADE: Uganda team still trying to attend: MOFA

Taipei-Uganda athletes are still in discussion with their government about taking part in the upcoming Universiade in Taipei as scheduled, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.

Responding to media reports that the Ugandan government had ordered the team not to attend, MOFA spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (???) said at a news briefing that the issue had not yet been decided.

In a tweet on Monday, Norman Katende, director of media communications at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, indicated the Ugandan team had been ordered not to attend because of their country's one-China policy.

Katende tweeted an image that he said was a photo of a directive from Uganda's foreign ministry to its education ministry, advising the national team not to attend the Universiade and citing the one-China policy.

Wang said, however, that "the Uganda team is still trying to talk with its government and is hoping to attend the games in Taipei."

More than 100 countries will be represented at the Taipei Universiade, which will be held Aug. 19-30.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel