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Mar 3, 2016

Belize’s Relationship with Taiwan Discussed

Benjamin Ho

Since his election as President of Taiwan in 2008, Belize has shared a cordial relationship with his administration, resulting in scholarship and economic opportunities, as well as cultural exchange programs.  Those achievements are highlighted by Ambassador Ho.

 

Benjamin Ho, Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize

“The foreign policy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is always on the basis of continuity no matter who is the president. The relation between our diplomatic allies remains the same, but for President Ma he is personally actively involved in foreign policy. He wants to strengthen the bilateral relations particularly with Belize. During his eight years, he strengthened the relation with Belize in many aspects including agriculture and aquaculture technical cooperation; ICT Information Communication Cooperation and most important he emphasize on human resource and culture. So today’s administration in Belize, we have completed many projects like Taiwan scholarship…he offered more quota of scholarship to your young brilliant students. Each year we have about thirty-one scholarships to Belizean students to pursue studies in Taiwan to bachelor’s master’s and even doctorate degree. The other area is cultural exchange. He invited your cultural groups to Taiwan to participate in so call Caribbean and Central American cultural festival. I know Pantempters…your steel pan group has been invited twice there. I know each year he sent so call young ambassadors group from Taiwan to Belize to interact with their counterparts in Belize with performance and presentation in Belize. That is the most highlights of what he has achieved in his administration.”

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