On the morning of October 10 at the Presidential Office Building, President Tsai Ing-wen, accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen and Mrs. Chen, received congratulations from foreign diplomats stationed in Taiwan and special visitors from around the world who came to take part in the 2019 Double Tenth National Day Celebration of the Republic of China.
Among the roughly 180 foreign guests in attendance at the event were: Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet; Guatemala Vice President Jafeth Ernesto Cabrera Franco and Mrs. Cabrera; Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Adalberto Velázquez Moreno and Mrs. Velázquez; Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini and Mrs. Dlamini; Belize Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Patrick Jason Faber; Saint Christopher and Nevis National Assembly Speaker Anthony Michael Perkins and Mrs. Perkins; and Palau Minister of State Faustina Rehuher-Marugg. The distinguished guests proceeded to the Presidential Office at 9:20 a.m. to extend their congratulations. President Tsai and Vice President Chen and Mrs. Chen warmly shook hands with the visitors and thanked everyone for attending. President Tsai was also accompanied by Secretary-General to the President Chen Chu (陳菊) and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮).
In addition to Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and the leaders of delegations from the ROC's other diplomatic allies, many other foreign visitors were on hand to extend their congratulations, including: Japan celebration delegation chief Keiji Furuya, Member of Japan's House of Representatives; Tobias Koch, Member of German Schleswig-Holstein Landtag; Prasert Prakoonsuksapan, Former Chairman of Thailand-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group; Nicaragua Ambassador to Taiwan William M. Tapia and other members of the foreign diplomatic corps in Taiwan; Head of the European Economic and Trade Office Filip Grzegorzewski and Mrs. Grzegorzewski; American Institute in Taiwan Taipei Office Director William Brent Christensen and Mrs. Christensen; British Office Taipei Representative Catherine Elizabeth Nettleton; French Office in Taipei Director Jean-François Casabonne-Masonnave; German Institute Taipei Director General Thomas Prinz and Mrs. Prinz; Australian Office Taipei Representative Gary Richard Cowan and Mrs. Cowan; Mikio Numata, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Chief Representative; Korean Mission in Taipei Representative Young Hoon Kang and Mrs. Kang; and other representatives of foreign organizations and international bodies stationed in Taiwan.