Honduran president visits Taiwan, says supports Taipei amid growing threats from China

Honduran president visits Taiwan, says supports Taipei amid growing threats from China


Taipei [Taiwan], Nov. 13 (ANI): Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez – who is on a three-day visit to Taiwan – said Saturday his tour is a sign of support for Taipei at a time of rising geographical tensions, local media reported. .

On Saturday, Hernandez met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and confirmed that Honduras and Taiwan are true friends, Taiwan’s Focus agency reported.

Hernandez stressed that his visit is a clear and resolute message that Honduras wants to stand by Taiwan, which is facing a growing military threat from China.

Earlier, in 2015, Hernandez visited Taiwan.

The Honduran president’s visit is the first by any of Taiwan’s Latin American allies since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Tsai said, adding that the visit is very meaningful as it marks the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The visit came just months before Hernandez’s second presidential term was due to end.

Hernandez emphasized that Honduras and Taiwan will establish closer ties in economy, trade, education and technology development. “Through Honduras, Taiwan will be able to enter the Latin American market and through Taiwan, Honduras will be able to access the Asian market,” Hernandez was quoted as saying by Focus Taiwan. (Ani)

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