Foreign ministry assisting Fiji in closing up trade office

The foreign ministry says that it will provide administrative assistance to ensure that the closure of Fiji's trade and tourism office in Taipei proceeds smoothly.

The South Pacific country announced the closure of its Taipei office suddenly on May 10. Fiji says it decided to close the office after considering staffing needs at its other missions and embassies around the world.

The foreign ministry has asked Fiji to ensure that it handles matters like severance issues for the office's Taiwanese staff.

Taiwan has no diplomatic ties with Fiji. But Taiwan has a trade office in the country, and Fiji allows Taiwanese passport holders to enter and stay visa-free for up to 120 days.

Source: Radio Taiwan International