Foreign Minister of Taiwan visits Belize

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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017. 4:09 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  H.E. Dr. David Lee, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is undertaking a three day visit to Belize – July 26-28, 2017, on the invitation of Wilfred P. Elrington, Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Today, Lee signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Cooperation, through which Taiwan will provide $60m to Belize, one third in grants and the remainder in loans which will be disbursed over the next four years. This support will contribute directly to the development of Belize.

On the Ministerial visit, Elrington conferred the Order of Distinction on Lee, in recognition of the friendly relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and of the valuable contributions that Taiwan has made to Belize over the last three decades.

During his visit, Lee will make a working visit to Taiwan’s Technical Mission in Central Farm, Cayo District.

The technical mission has introduced new techniques in agro processing and support efforts to move up the value chain.

Lee and his delegation are also scheduled to take an aerial tour of Belize’s famous Blue Hole.

The visit ends on Friday after visiting the Samuel Haynes Center of Excellence.

Lee is accompanied by his wife Madam Lee. His delegation includes: Chou Lin, Director-General of Latin America and Caribbean Division,  Hsiang, Tien-Yie, Secretary General, ICDF, and Chien, and Kuan-Chou, Deputy Secretary for North American Affairs and TECRO in US.

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