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Belize Celebrates Taiwan Day

A commemorative ceremony was held at City Hall in Belize City yesterday with Taiwan’s Ambassador, David Kuan-Chou Chien as its special guest. The ceremony was in honor of Taiwan National Day 2021. It was a small gathering, Covid-19 protocols considered, where both Mayor Bernard Wagner and Ambassador Chien delivering brief remarks.

Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “Just as the Belize City Council continuously nurtures local partnership we likewise work to foster international relationships as well as diaspora and sister city relations. Today we are delighted to further build on our diplomatic ties with our partners from Taiwan by sharing your culture and heritage with the residents of our city. For decades our nations have enjoyed a strong diplomatic union that has greatly impacted our peoples and we look forward to many more years of prosperous relations. I take this opportunity to congratulate Ambassador Chien and the Embassy of the Republic of China Taiwan for successfully incorporating the Taiwanese identity into the lives of Belizeans across the country.”

David Kuan-Chou Chien, Taiwan Ambassador to Belize: “October tenth will be the one hundred and tenth National Day of the Republic of China Taiwan. I would like to take advantage of today’s event to celebrate the national day of Taiwan to share our joy wit the people of Belize City and to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the people of Belize for your unwavering, staunch support and friendship to my country Taiwan in the international forums. We look forward to continuing to work with the Belize City Council in the future to further enhance the benefits and the wellbeing of the people of Belize.”

Similar activities took place in Belmopan today. Correspondent Pauline Soberanis-Tillett reports.

Also present at the ceremonies in Belize City were Second Secretaries Gillian Chia-Chen Hu and Hugh H. M. Liu of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan).