The Taiwanese foreign ministry has condemned the federal government of Nigeria for asking it to move its office in Abuja out of the country.
Taiwan has no diplomatic ties with Nigeria, but has an office for handling business affairs in Abuja.
But Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Nigeria has asked Taipei to move its office from Abuja to its former capital, Lagos.
Taiwan called on Nigeria to consider the issue as both sides have an understanding based on reciprocity, under which Nigeria runs a trade office in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei.
“The foreign ministry urges Nigeria to leave room for discussion,” Taiwan’s ministry said in a statement, referring to the request to move the trade office.
“The foreign ministry seriously objects and condemns the unreasonable actions by the Nigerian government,” it said.