By: Hsieh Chia-chen, Wen Kuei-hsiang, Wang Cheng-chung and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) will make transit stops in cities in the central and western part of the United States during his visit to two of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in Central America in March, officials said Friday.
Ma will stop in Houston en route to Guatemala and Belize and in Los Angeles on his way back to Taiwan, Deputy Foreign Minister Javier Hou (侯清山) said in a news conference.
On his March 13-19 trip, Ma will meet with Guatemala’s new president, Jimmy Morales, and Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
He will also meet with the heads of three of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean — Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, and Saint Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony — though the plan released by the government did not say where. [FULL STORY]