Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, welcomed a delegation of Belizean parliamentarians at the Presidential Office. Speaker of the House of Representatives Laura Tucker-Longsworth, Senate President Lee Mark Chang and Senator Stephen Duncan met with the President who sees the visit as an indication of the importance of parliamentary diplomacy between the two countries. President Tsai Ing-wen expressed gratitude to Belize for the support of Taiwan’s efforts to expand its international participation. Belize has spoken up in favor of Taiwan’s inclusion in major international organizations and events, including the World Health Assembly (WHA), the International Civil Aviation Organization and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She said that since she took office in 2016, Taiwan and Belize have stepped up exchange visits by high-level government officials, while Belize has participated in several food exhibitions in Taiwan. The President said she was grateful for Belize’s support and felt that the delegation’s current visit would help strengthen bilateral ties.