In the five years since Taiwan launched the Africa Plan, it has opened new diplomatic missions in East and West Africa. Trade between Taiwan and Africa grew by nearly 70 percent, from US$4.65 billion in 2018 to US$7.81 billion in 2022. More than 100 parliamentarians and political figures from 11 countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – welcomed President Tsai on her second visit to Africa through joint statements, letters, and social media posts. This shows that many African countries value Taiwan's liberal democracy and economic achievements, as well as the "Taiwan model." It also demonstrates that the Africa Plan is yielding concrete results. In addition, President Tsai took the opportunity during the celebration and state banquet on September 6 to meet and talk with the king of Lesotho, former presidents of South Africa and Botswana, and South African tribal leaders to establish friendships that will benefit future relations with these countries.