President of Guatemala Arrives in Taiwan While Number of Island Allies Diminishes

Taipei 101 at night from a moutain view (Taiwan)InternationalIndiaAfricaMEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday he had arrived on an official visit in Taiwan and held a meeting with Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. Giammattei is paying a working visit to Taiwan from April 24-26 in a return visit to Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen’s recent trip to the country. The trip is expected to reaffirm Guatemala’s support for the Taiwanese sovereignty and strengthen the 86-year-long diplomatic relations between the two sides, Giammattei’s office said. AnalysisUS Missile Sales and Advisors in Taiwan Signal Death Throes of Empire19 April, 16:33 GMTDuring the trip, Guatemala’s delegation will hold a number of official meetings with the Taiwanese leader and members of the island’s parliament, present investment projects to the Taiwanese partners, as well as visit companies and factories, whose industrial model can be followed by Guatemalan businesses. AsiaHonduras Severs Diplomatic Relations With Taiwan26 March, 03:36 GMTGuatemala is among 13 states that diplomatically recognize Taiwan. Those also include Belize, Haiti, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Eswatini, Tuvalu and the Vatican. There used to be more, but in the recent years, many states decided to break off their relations with the island and establish diplomatic ties with mainland China instead. Taiwan maintains cooperation with other states through its economic and cultural representative offices.


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