By Caribbean News Global
TAIWAN / HONDURAS – Taiwan’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, Yu Da-ben, in a joint video interview with the Honduran media on August 17, highlighted Taiwan – Honduras relations in Central America acknowledged that the two countries celebrated the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year in the spirit of bilateral cooperation relationship that is “close and friendly”.
In this joint visit, a total of 13 Honduran TV, radio, print media, internet and other mainstream media, and a total of 19 journalists participated online as deputy minister Yu, explained, that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Hong Kong 80 years ago, the two countries have jointly promoted achievements of national development and will continue to deepen them, while increasing cooperation between the two countries and the region.
In response to questions from many mainstream media vice-minister Yu shared the cooperation between the two governments in the fields of culture and education, post-hurricane reconstruction, epidemic prevention, economic and trade exchanges, environmental sustainability.
“Vice-chairman Yu also emphasized that regardless of the evolution of the domestic and foreign situation, Taiwan has always stood up amid adversity, supporting the national development of Honduras,” added the two countries are “ trustworthy partners” and “thanked the Honduran government and people for their long-term involvement in the international arena.”
China’s diplomatic offensive
In response to media questions about China’s diplomatic offensive, Yu clarified the fallacy of China’s so-called “one-China policy” stating “ Taiwan has never been part of the People’s Republic of China. Moreover, he said: “China has been harassing and threatening Taiwan with military aircraft and warships. This has not only caused tension on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, but also undermined peace and stability in the Asian region.”
Vice-minister Yu also gave examples of China’s flashy diplomatic actions and explained: “Many of China’s promises have not been fulfilled, and some countries have even fallen into serious debt traps. China is even disregarding humanitarian needs and using vaccines as tools in an attempt to fulfil its political goals, and all sectors should recognize the facts.”
Honduras is a significant Central American ally of Taiwan emphasized vice-minister Yu and that various projects have been carried out smoothly and have been recognized by all circles, and “expects that this event will help Hondurans understand the results of bilateral cooperation with Taiwan and to further deepen the friendship between the two countries.”