Presidential Visit Will Reaffirm Ties of Fellowship and Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

President Giammattei will be undertaking an official visit to the Republic of China (Taiwan)

by Pamela Contreras

President Alejandro Giammattei will be undertaking an official visit to the Republic of China (Taiwan), from April 24th to 26th, in response to an invitation extended by President Tsai Ing-wen during her recent working visit to Guatemala.

President Giammattei’s official visit aims to reaffirm support for the sovereignty of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and strengthen eighty-six years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

On the first day in Taipei, the President of Guatemala will be at the Presidential House of the Republic of China-Taiwan in a ceremony with Military Honors. Afterward, he will deliver a speech at the Legislative Yuan, where he will receive the Honorary Medal for Parliamentary Diplomacy, presented to him by the Speaker of the Parliament, You Si-kun.

President Giammattei will meet with the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tsai Ing-Wen. After the working meeting, attended by members of the official delegations, both leaders will release a statement to the media.

Government authorities in economics will present Guatemala’s multiple competitive advantages as an investment destination in forums and seminars specialized in business and trade. They will participate in tours of companies and factories in China (Taiwan) whose industrial model could be replicated in our country.

President Giammattei will also meet with Guatemalan scholarship holders residing in the country and will attend the presentation of the first Coffee Shop with Guatemalan products opening in China (Taiwan).

The coffee shop will offer the recognized Guatemalan coffee, established with the cooperation of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  It will be an exhibition platform not only for the national bean but also for the products made by small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, which have the “White Seal” distinction.

To conclude the official visit, President Giammattei will attend a state dinner hosted by Vice President William Lai of the Republic of China (Taiwan), where the ties of friendship and cooperation for development will be reaffirmed.

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