Date: March 22, 2016
President Ma Ying-jeou said March 19 that his visit to Guatemala and Belize
strengthened bilateral ties and mutual understanding between the ROC and the two Central American diplomatic allies.
The seven-day trip helped consolidate relations on the basis of viable diplomacy, Ma said. “This pragmatic policy expanded Taiwan’s international participation under the guidelines of legitimate purpose, lawful process and effective implementation.”
The president made the remarks upon touching down at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at the head of a delegation comprising government officials and business leaders.
This was Ma’s 12th and final overseas visit during his two four-year terms in office. He met with five heads of state in the region on the trip, and received warm welcomes during his two U.S. stopovers. During the first in Houston, the city of Point Comfort declared March 13 President Ma Ying-jeou Day in honor of his presence in Texas. [FULL STORY]