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President to visit two Central America nations (update)

2016/02/26 13:51:46

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is scheduled to visit two of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America -- Guatemala and Belize -- in March, sources said Friday.

On his March 13-19 trip, Ma will meet with Guatemala's new President Jimmy Morales, Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, and Saint Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony, the sources said.

Ma will also deliver a speech at the Central American Parliament, which is headquartered in Guatemala City, they said.

Local press reports added that Ma will make transit stops in Houston and Los Angeles, but not in any citiy on the east coast of the United States.

The Presidential Office is set to hold a news conference at 4 p.m. to brief the press on related details.

(By Hsieh Chia-chen and Y.F. Low)