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Grenada minister slams opposition's Taiwan trip


Grenada's foreign affairs minister chided the nation's main opposition party on Tuesday for sending a delegation to Taiwan.

It was the opposition National Democratic Congress party's first trip to Taiwan since Grenada re-established ties with China early last year.

Foreign Minister Elvin Nimrod said this week's Taiwan trip, coming after a trip to China last year, was a "desperate attempt" by opposition officials to play both sides of the diplomatic fence.

Opposition spokesman Peter David confirmed that the party accepted Taiwan's offer to send a delegation to Taipei, but said that it was not an "official trip."

"Any official relations between the opposition and Taiwan is not something we advocate," he said.

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