Tomorrow, will arrive in Belize. It’s quite a momentous occasion requires months of planning. An advance team from Taiwan had been scouting various locations of the visit from earlier in the week. The CEO for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pat Andrews told Love News that they have organized the state visit which will include a session with parliament in the Capital, Belmopan at the end of the week.
Pat Andrews, CEO Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Deepening our relationship. Basically we have been an important ally to Taiwan and we want to continue building on that relationship and deepening our relationship.”
Reporter: Is there anything specific that we have prepared for her?
Pat Andrews, CEO Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Well we have a state visit with all the regalia that that brings. She arrives tomorrow so everything has been carefully planned by the protocol office and I want to take this opportunity to thank the team that we have that is gearing up and preparing for tomorrow’s visit and finalizing with her departure come Saturday. It is something that we thought was very appropriate to have a joint session on Friday so it will be a very short session but it will have all the pomp and circumstance that is deserved for this visit of the president.”
Reporter: Why is the Belizean media not allowed to question or address the president with her recent visit?
Pat Andrews, CEO Minister of Foreign Affairs: “You know it’s alway so difficult when we have these visits to be able to arrange everything and it’s for no other reason than time constraint so on our side we will ensure that we share with you as much as we can on the sidelines and then of course we are going to be preparing a press release that will be giving you all the details of how everything went and so on. The plans are for us to have bilateral relations with Taiwan and there will be discussions regarding the cooperation that Taiwan and Belize has.”
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen will leave Belize on the weekend.