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President leaves for 8-day visit to Caribbean, Central America

President leaves for 8-day visit to Caribbean, Central America

Taipei, July 11 (CNA)
President Ma Ying-jeou embarked on his 11th overseas visit since coming to office in 2008, a trip that will take him to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua.
On his way to the Caribbean, the president will go to Harvard University, his alma mater, during a stopover in Boston.
Ma is expected to give a speech at a gathering at Harvard.
Speaking to reporters before boarding a China Airlines charter at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the president said he hopes to deepen bilateral cooperation with Taiwan's allies during the trip.
The president is due to return to Taiwan on July 18 after a stopover in Los Angeles. (By Chiu Chun-chin and Jay Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-26 04:35 GMT+08:00