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Oct 11, 2019

Several Ministers on a Visit in Taiwan

A top heavy delegation is on a visit to Taiwan signalling the strength of relations with that country that has been shaken by the loss of two allies in recent times.  The delegation includes. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Manuel Heredia and Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, Edmond Castro. Aside from holding bilateral meetings, the delegation is there for celebrations relating to Taiwan’s National Day.  A government release says the ministers met with Belizean students as well as Taiwan’s Education Minister Wen-Chung Pan and Deputy Minister Mon-Chi Lio in respect of the scholarship programme through which Belizeans are studying in Taiwanese Universities. There were also discussions on the strengthening of the collaboration in digital learning goals.  The Taiwanese also recognized Belizean student Wani Morgan, for his outstanding academic performance. According to a release, Minister Heredia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue an Air Service agreement with Taiwan’s Transport and Communications Minister Chia-Lung Lin.  Castro was there for a ride; he took part in an early morning ride with the Giant Bicycle Company along Taiwan’s Tamsui River. Aside from the three ministers, we note that Ministers Erwin Contreras and Rene Montero were in the Arab Emeritates earlier this week. The sixth minister to be away is Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington who, we are told, is due back on Tuesday. . So in the past week of    the total members of cabinet, six were overseas.

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