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Honduran president in Taiwan next week on state visit

Honduran president in Taiwan next week on state visit

Taipei, July 14 (CNA)
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will arrive in Taiwan next week on a state visit, his first trip to the country since he took office in January 2014, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Hernandez, who will lead a delegation of government officials, is scheduled to visit Taiwan from July 23 to 25 on the last leg of his trip to Asia, said Lino Cheng, deputy director-general of the ministry's Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, at a news briefing. The Honduran president will visit Japan and South Korea before coming to Taiwan, Cheng said.
"The purpose of his visit to the three countries is to attract foreign investment to his country," Cheng said.
The president will host an investment seminar in Taiwan on July 24 to introduce investment and commercial opportunities in Honduras to Taiwanese businesspeople, he said.
During his visit to Taiwan, Hernandez is also scheduled to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou at the Presidential Office and be welcomed with a 21-gun salute at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, the ministry said.
Members of the Honduran delegation will include Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales Alvarez, Economic Development Minister Alden Rivera Montes, Infrastructure Minister Roberto Ordonez and others, the ministry said.
Honduras is one of Taiwan's 22 diplomatic allies, half of which are in Central America and the Caribbean.
The two countries have maintained official ties for 74 years and conducted close cooperation in trade, medicine, infrastructure development, humanitarian assistance and other areas, according to the ministry. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-18 00:47 GMT+08:00