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Jun 1, 2020

Taiwan Donates 60K Surgical Masks to Belize

The Ministry of National Security today received sixty thousand surgical masks courtesy of the Taiwanese government.  The masks were presented to Minister of National Security Michael Peyrefitte by Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize Remus Li-Kuo Chen.  The donation is a result of a request from the government to provide surgical masks for frontline workers. Minister Peyrefitte says that the masks will be distributed among the Belize Defense Force, Belize Coast Guard, and the Belize Police Department.  This will assist the frontline security personnel to tackle the COVID-19 disease to keep the Belizean people safe. Taiwan is one the countries that is ahead of the coronavirus.


Remus Li-Kuo Chen

Remus Li-Kuo Chen, Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize

“Your wish to obtain additional mask from Taiwan to better protect all the uniform men and women in the national security team while carrying but this tough and unprecedented task in history so we are not only keeping this ministry’s need in mind but also deeply touched by your team spirit of sheer will. Today on behalf of the people and the government of Taiwan, I am very privilege to have the honor to hand over the sixty thousand made in Taiwan surgical masks to honorable Michael Peyrefitte.”


Michael Peyrefitte

Michael Peyrefitte, Minister of National Security

“It comes as no surprise to me that you are assisting us and making this wonderful donation to help our brothers and sisters on the frontline tackle this disease to keep the Belizean people safe. Ambassador, Taiwan has been one of our best friends if not our best friends and so all I have to say today to you ambassador in addition to what the pastor said is on behalf of the Right Honorable Dean Oliver Barrow, the government and people of Belize thank you so much.”

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