Tsai welcomes president of Honduras on state visit to Taiwan

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is in Taiwan on a state visit. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen welcomed him with a military ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in downtown Taipei.

Tsai thanked Hernandez for being the first leader to congratulate her when she took office in May. She also spoke about how Taiwan and Honduras have enjoyed strong diplomatic ties, which have lasted for over 75 years.

We appreciate Honduras for upholding justice and for supporting Taiwan in the international community. [The two countries] share the values of freedom, democracy, and peace, and we will continue to strengthen our partnership. Taiwan is confident that, by working with allies such as Honduras, we can make important contributions to issues of global concern," said Tsai.

President Hernandez also spoke at the ceremony, thanking Taiwan for its help boosting Honduras' economy. He said he hopes Taiwanese businesses can help Honduras' efforts to expand several key industries, including tourism and agricultural product processing.

Source: Radio Taiwan International