CMC – The Belize Government Tuesday announced that Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen, will pay an official visit to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country next month.
It said that the head of state of the Republic of China (Taiwan), will lead a delegation “in early April” but gave no exact date.
The visit will be President Tsai’s second visit to Belize during her two terms as president the statement noted.
Last week, Belize re-stated its commitment to recognise Taiwan as a “sovereign and independent nation” after Honduras earlier announced it was shifting its allegiance to China.
China has been urging countries to adopt its “One China” policy and not recognise Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province.
Apart from Belize, the other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries with diplomatic relations with Taipei are Haiti, St. Lucia, St. Kitts-Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The other countries with diplomatic relations are Guatemala, Holy See, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, Swaziland and Tuvalu.