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Vice president meets Taiwanese expatriates in Belize

2012/08/20 17:15:20

Belmopan, Belize, Aug. 19 (CNA) Vice President Wu Den-yih visited Taiwanese expatriates living in Belize Sunday to show his concern for fellow countrymen who have settled in the Central American country.

Wu arrived in Belize Saturday on the third stop of an overseas trip that began on Aug. 13.

He first stopped in New York on what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs described as a transit stop before visiting the Dominican Republic to attend the swearing-in of Dominican President Danilo Medina.

On his first full day in Belize, one of Taiwan's 23 diplomatic allies, the vice president visited an art store operated by a Taiwanese couple in the capital Belmopan and then had high tea with representatives of Taiwanese expatriate organizations at his hotel.

On Monday, Wu is scheduled to meet with Governor General Sir Colville Young and hold talks with Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow, before visiting a farm to check on the progress of one of many Taiwan-Belize cooperation projects.

(By Kelven Huang and Elizabeth Hsu)