2 May 2005

Taiwan's president in Marshall Islands

2:10 pm on 2 May 2005

The president of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian, is to address the Marshall Islands parliament today as part of his visit to the country.

Mr Chen has also been taking party in Constitution Day ceremonies and has opened a Taiwanese trade fair.

Mr Chen is the first president to make a state visit to the Marshall Islands.

The Taiwanese leader is due to continue his Pacific trip in Kiribati and then Tuvalu.