Tsai kicks off Central America tour in Honduras

Taiwan Today
Date: January 10, 2017

President Tsai Ing-wen commenced her nine-day trip to four Republic of China (Taiwan) diplomatic allies

President Tsai Ing-wen (left) and Honduran Vice President Ricardo Antonio Alvarez Arias wave to the assembled media contingent at Soto Cano Air Base Jan. 8 in the Central American country. (CNA)

in Honduras Jan. 8, receiving a warm welcome from the country’s Vice President Ricardo Antonio Alvarez Arias at Soto Cano Air Base.

The aim of Tsai’s trip to Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador in that order is to boost diplomatic ties while strengthening bilateral economic and trade collaboration, according to the Office of the President.

It is a great honor to be invited to visit by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado, Tsai said, adding that the two countries enjoy close and friendly relations across a spectrum of areas dating back to the establishment of official ties 75 years ago.

Tsai is scheduled to hold talks with Hernandez at which they will discuss ways to bolster bilateral ties and exchange ideas on issues of mutual concern. Afterward, she will inspect cooperation programs like the One Town, One Product initiative aimed at spurring grassroots business activity.    [FULL  STORY]

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