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Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  BMG: A pair of top Taiwanese officials are visiting Belize this week. The President of the Control Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Her Excellency Dr. Po-Dr. Po-Ya ChangYa Chang, and counterpart H.E. Jane Chiang, who chairs the International Affairs Committee of the Yuan, are here to sign a cooperative agreement with the Office of Ombudsman Lionel Arzu to strengthen cooperation and exchanges between the two agencies and promote and safeguard human rights.

The Control Yuan is the chief supervisory body of the Republic, independent of the Government and features 29 members and the Ministry of Audit. They serve for renewable terms of six years and are mandated, on their own initiative, to investigate complaints of malfeasance or criminal acts committed by public servants or agencies which may result in censure, impeachment or criminal or civil proceedings in the courts and a special disciplinary sanctions commission.

President Chang is expected to call on Governor General Sir Colville Young during her visit in appreciation for the strong support Belize has offered Taiwan internationally as that country fights for its place in the international arena.

Dr. Chang will also inspect the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), debrief local Ambassador Benjamin Ho, and visit cooperation projects between the two countries; as well as meet with representatives of Taiwanese diaspora in Belize.

The agreement will be signed Thursday afternoon at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City.

Photo courtesy of Jose Sanchez. 

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