Belize: Her Excellency, Dr Candice Pitts, Belize’s newly elected Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of China (Taiwan), today presented a copy of her credence letter H.E. Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Pitts and Minister Wu used the occasion to exchange opinions on a wide range of mutual concern issues.
Minister Wu noted that Ambassador Pitts’ first visit to Taiwan said he is sure that the Ambassador will get to know the beautiful scenery and friendly people very soon.
Minister Wu expressed his confidence that the close and cordial relations between Taiwan and Belize would continue to deepen and that the two countries could strengthen cooperation.
Ambassador Pitts highlighted that Taiwan is an essential ally of Belize and conveyed her appreciation for Taiwan’s several cooperation projects that benefit Belize, including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ambassador Pitts also commented that she expects that the economic cooperation agreement, signed between Taiwan and Belize in September 2020, will soon take effect. The Taiwanese investment and trade groups will be able to visit Belize after the pandemic is over.
Ambassador Pitts holds a PhD from Howard University in Washington, D.C., United States. She served as an educator in the United States and Belize. She was elected as a Belize City councilwoman in March 2018 and has been actively involved in women’s empowerment and community and national development.
On the other hand, On April 1, 2021, Hon. Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance, held an introductory meeting with H.E. David K.C. Chien, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize.
The Ministry is championing the digitization of services with the aim of 95% digitization. During their meeting, the Minister and Ambassador discussed building e-governance in Belize and ways in which Taiwan can collaborate with the Ministry to achieve its goals. They look forward to upcoming projects that will benefit Belize, especially internet access in the rural communities.
Also present were Jose Urbina, CEO of the Ministry, along with representatives from the Ministry and the Taiwanese Embassy.
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and E-Governance look forward to continued discussions and collaborations while building on the friendly relationship between Belize and Taiwan.