Canada's Justin Trudeau thanks Taiwan

Previously the country’s foreign affairs minister thanked China for a donation but refused to directly thank Taiwan.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to thank Taiwan for medical masks contribute to the country on Friday (May 9th), a day after foreign ministers twice avoided mentioning the name of the island nation during a virtual meeting Canadian House of Commons.

In a meeting on Thursday, the Conservative MP Ed Fast showed that Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne tweeted on March 28, publicly thanked China for donating protective equipment to Canada, only three hours after Beijing made the announcement. Quick to note that much of the equipment is then found to be defective and unusable.

When grilled by Quick for word on Taiwan for its contribution mask, Champagne simply replied, “We are grateful to every nation to help Canada.” When pressed, he was evasive mention Taiwan.

In a media briefing on Friday, when asked by a Canadian reporter about Champagne accidentally dropped Taiwan from its gratitude list after the donation of 500,000 masks for medical workers forefront of Canada, said Trudeau, without hesitation, “I am pleased to thank Taiwan for the company generous donation. ”

Another question quoted the memoirs of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and he suggested the world should stand up to intimidation China Taiwan. Asked how Canada would react, Trudeau did not directly answer but said the country would ensure that all those who receive the supplies needed to make it through a pandemic, according to Canadian media reports.

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