Diane Haylock, has presented her credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belize to the Republic of China (Taiwan) today. Haylock presented her letters of credence to Dr. Tsai Ing Wen at the Presidential Palace. According to a release from the Government, President Tsai noted that in recent years, bilateral cooperation has grown tremendously, and reciprocal visits by high-ranking government officials have been frequent. This, Tsai says, is a testimony to the strength of the close ties and friendship shared between Belize and Taiwan. During the meeting, Ambassador Haylock extended her felicitations to Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on being the first female president to be elected in Taiwan. She stated that Belize has benefited from its relationship with Taiwan in the areas of sustainable aquaculture, institutional strengthening, promotion of tourism, human resource development by way of scholarships and training opportunities, trade and investment and poverty alleviation. Both President Tsai and Ambassador Haylock expressed their commitment to further advancing the strong, mutually beneficial bond of friendship, understanding and cooperation that Belize and Taiwan have forged over the last 27 years.