The Belize and Republic of China (Taiwan) bilateral relations have been steady since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1989. The Foreign Minister of Taiwan is on a two-day working visit to Belize. His Excellency Jaushieh Joseph Wu is here at the invitation of Belize’s Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington. Minister Wu will also meet Prime Minister Dean Barrow, President of the Senate, Lee Mark Chang and Cabinet members. Earlier today, Minister Elrington conferred him the prestigious Order of Distinction, in recognition of the friendly relations and of the valuable contribution Taiwan has made to Belize over the past three decades.
Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington: Taiwan ranks among Belize for most partner in development. Taiwan in variably accredits its finest diplomats to our country and those diplomats leave no stone unturned to ensure that Belize obtains the maximum benefits from Taiwan’s expansive menu of cooperation program. We want to thank the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign affairs for sending its smartest and its best to our country.
His Excellency Jaushieh Joseph Wu: I am profoundly honored that I will be receiving the Order of distinction from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs especially from Minister Elrington directly today and I understand that these awards symbolizes the sound friendship in between Belize and the Republic of China Taiwan and affirms the successful development of our bilateral relationship and with that award as I told Minister Elrington a little bit earlier, I am ever more motivated to work on our bilateral relationship.
This is the first trip for Foreign Minister Wu and his wife to Belize.
Belize and Taiwan established diplomatic ties in 1989, and have enjoyed strong bilateral relations ever since. The visit is expected to further strengthen relations between the two countries.