David Kuan-Chou Chien is the new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize. Ambassador Chien presented his credentials to Governor-General Sir Colville Young on Monday. Belize and Taiwan continue to enjoy strong diplomatic relationship and bilateral cooperation since 1989 and Belize remains one of Taiwan’s few remaining allies. The Ambassador granted Love News his first media interview in Belize and pledged that one of his main focus is to further strengthen the relationship with Belize.
David Kuan-Chou Chien, Taiwan Ambassador to Belize:“This is my third time coming to Belize. My previous two were both short term visits. The first one was in 2016 when the former president of the Republic of China Taiwan Dr. Ma Ying-jeou* led a delegation coming to Belize and I was one of the delegates there. And the other time was in 2017 when Taiwan’s foreign minister Dr.David Lee* led a smaller delegation visiting the Belize Government. Both visits really made me very impressed especially this time when I came back I really saw a lot of difference and a lot of progress in Belize.”
Reporter: So talk to us about some of the areas you would like to focus most during your term here in Belize ?
David Kuan-Chou Chien, Taiwan Ambassador to Belize: “Actually Belize and Taiwan built formal diplomatic relations in 1989 since then we have maintained very close and robust interactions and I am very happy to be accredited to Belize and the first priority of my mission here is to strengthen and consolidate the bilateral diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Belize. Therefore I will do my utmost to enhance and upgrade the bilateral interaction in culture, in economy, in trade, in security and in all areas to further improve our bilateral partnership and friendship between our two countries.”
Ambassador Chien told Love News that both Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) can benefit from the long-standing relations and believes that during this tenure the existing relationship of cooperation and goodwill between the two countries can only grow stronger.
David Kuan-Chou Chien, Taiwan Ambassador to Belize: “Before coming to Belize is served in San Francisco, in New York and in Miami the three cities all located in the United States and each city had it’s specialties but I believe I will love Belize more and love living here more.”
Reporter: So you presented your credentials Monday you were saying ?
David Kuan-Chou Chien, Taiwan Ambassador to Belize: “Yeah I presented it and also I have to emphasize in our mind Belize and your people are our sisters and brothers and we will cherish our friendship our partnership, cherish our relationship so we will do our best to maintain such close relationships.”