MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu sends the first tweet from the @MOFA_Taiwan Twitter account April 16 in Taipei City. (MOFA)
“It is my great privilege to usher in a new era of near-instantaneous global communication for the MOFA,” Wu said. “Keeping our foreign friends around the world better informed of the latest developments relating to Taiwan’s foreign affairs is a crucial mission going forward.”
Improving the MOFA’s new media capabilities is one of Wu’s eight main objectives during his first 100 days in office. “The 24-hour news cycle means there is not a moment to spare in getting out the right message in a clear and concise fashion,” he said.
“Twitter is the ideal platform for complementing the MOFA’s existing communication channels.”
According to Henry M. J. Chen, director-general of the MOFA’s Department of International Information Services, the new Twitter account adds another dimension to the ministry’s social media platform.
“We maintain a strong presence through various Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as the Twitter accounts operated by our multilingual publications under Taiwan Today,” he said.
The ministry’s Twitter handle is @MOFA_Taiwan. (JSM)