Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday attended an event marking the 196th anniversary of
the Central American region’s independence from Spain. The event was held at a hotel in Taipei and was attended by representatives from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. The countries are all diplomatic allies of Taiwan.
Tsai said that Taiwan shared the historical experience of being a place that was colonized and had to find its route to freedom. She hailed the alliance between Taiwan and the Central American nations and pledged to maintain cooperation in trade, investment and infrastructure projects. She also said Taiwan will seek to import goods from its Central American partners.
The ambassador from Honduras, Rafael Sierra, said his country greatly cherishes its friendship with Taiwan. He said his country will continue to work for more trade and investment opportunities that create employment, as well as more exchanges in academia, culture and technology. Sierra said Taiwan is an ideal partner for countries in Central America in terms of economics and also politics. [FULL STORY]