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Foreign Minister to visit Belize to promote ties

2014/12/10 22:56:31

File photo of David Lin

Taipei, Dec. 10 (CNA) Foreign Minister David Lin is leading a delegation on a visit to Belize, where he will meet with his counterparts in the Central America region to promote deeper ties, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

During the visit to Belize, Lin is also scheduled to call on the country's Governor General Colville Young, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and other government officials to discuss issues of mutual concern in an effort to advance bilateral diplomatic relations, the ministry said in a statement.

On Dec. 15 in the Belizean town of Placencia, Lin will attend a meeting in which foreign ministers of the six Central American countries that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan are expected to participate.

The meeting, organized by a cooperation committee of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Central America, will discuss the advancement of ties between Taiwan and its diplomatic allies in the region, the foreign ministry said.

In a separate meeting with Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, Lin will be presented with the Order of Distinction, the ministry said.

Taiwan's foreign minister is scheduled to return home Dec. 19, the ministry said.

(By Elaine Hou)