Taiwan donates rice to Guatemala volcano disaster relief

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/21
By: Elaine Hou and Ko Lin

Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Taiwan’s government is donating 1,000 metric tons of rice to Guatemala, one of its diplomatic allies, to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the country following the Fuego volcano eruption earlier this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.

The humanitarian aid is expected to arrive in the Central American nation by August, according to the foreign ministry.

On Wednesday, a ceremonial event attended by Vice Foreign Minister Jose Maria Liu (劉德立) and Guatemalan Ambassador to Taiwan Olga María Aguja was held in Taoyuan to mark the donation, with rice loaded onto a container destined for Guatemala.    [FULL  STORY]

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