Having their support is “what we need at the moment,” Department of African Affairs Director-General Hsu Mien-sheng (徐勉生) said in a recent interview.
Officials from the US or the EU are unlikely to speak publicly in support of Taiwan during meetings of UN organizations, Hsu said.
Asked about Taiwan’s future Africa policy, Hsu said the foreign ministry would continue to work closely with the four allies.
Meanwhile, “we will seek to deepen relations with non-diplomatic allies in Africa,” Hsu said, adding that this can be achieved through more frequent interpersonal exchanges and increased trade.
Echoing Hsu’s remarks, Yen said Taiwan needed to maintain ties with its African allies and keep a close eye on the region for any sign of them switching recognition to China.