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Honduras' new ambassador to Taiwan takes up post

Honduras' new ambassador to Taiwan takes up post

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Honduras' new ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan) presented a copy of his credentials to Foreign Minister David Lin (???) on Wednesday, after arriving in Taipei the previous day to take up his new post, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said. Rafael Fernando Sierra Quesada and Lin also discussed matters of mutual concern during their meeting at the MOFA headquarters in Taipei, the ministry said in a statement. Noting that Sierra had attended an information and communications technology workshop in Taiwan last year, Lin said he thinks the new ambassador has a good understanding of Taiwan's political and economic environment. The minister said he expects the ties between Taiwan and Honduras to continue to grow as both countries work to strengthen bilateral economic and trade exchanges, according to the MOFA statement. On his part, Sierra expressed gratitude to Taiwan for its assistance in improving the development of the Central American country, the ministry said. He said his assignment by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez as his country's top envoy to Taiwan was a sign of the solid relations between the two countries. The new ambassador also vowed to do his utmost to promote bilateral ties. Honduras, one of Taiwan's 22 diplomatic allies, recalled its ambassador to Taiwan Mario Alberto Fortin Midence in May 2013 amid reports that Honduras wanted to forge closer ties with China and would eventually shift diplomatic recognition to Beijing. Since then, Honduras had been represented in Taiwan by a charge d'affaires ad interim, until Sierra's appointment. He is expected to present his letter of credentials to President Ma Ying-jeou (???) soon. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-17 21:10 GMT+08:00