Am­bas­sador vis­its Kuo diner amid new bonds

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

The Honduran am­bas­sador to Tai­wan re­cently vis­ited a diner owned by a fam­ily who pre­vi­ously wrong­fully ac­cused him of a hi­tand-run in a move to sig­nify the form­ing of a new friend­ship.

In a post on his Face­book page on June 14, Am­bas­sador Rafael Fer­nando Sierra Que­sada posted sev­eral photos he took while vis­it­ing the break­fast diner owned by the Kuo fam­ily in New Taipei’s Tam­sui Dis­trict.

“De­li­cious break­fast, thanks to the Kuo fam­ily for the in­vi­ta­tion, af­ter all I won new friends,” the cap­tion said.

The visit came as a re­sponse to the in­vi­ta­tion ex­tended by the Kuo fam­ily who pre­vi­ously vis­ited the am­bas­sador to apol­o­gize over a false hit-and-run ac­cu­sa­tion the fam­ily raised against him.

The mother of a 15-year-old scooter rider, sur­named Kuo, ac­cused the am­bas­sador of a hi­tand-run on a Tam­sui Dis­trict Face­book page fol­low­ing a traf­fic ac­ci­dent on May 17 that in­volved her son and Sierra.

In her post, Kuo’s mother ac­cused Sierra of a hit-and-run, say­ing he was not will­ing to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the in­ci­dent and com­pen­sate the teenager’s losses.

How­ever, Sierra later told lo­cal media that he did stay at the scene of the ac­ci­dent. He also left his name card so that he could be reached.

The po­lice also later con­firmed that the teenager was ap­par­ently mak­ing an illegal left turn when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred. The rider was also driv­ing with­out a li­cense.

Dur­ing the pre­vi­ous visit with the Kuo’s fam­ily to the Honduras Em­bassy, Sierra ac­cepted their apol­ogy and promised to visit their diner some­time.

Cour­tesy of Am­bas­sador Rafael Fer­nando Sierra Que­sada

Honduran Am­bas­sador to Tai­wan Rafael Fer­nando Sierra Que­sada poses for pho­to­graphs with a mem­ber of the Kuo fam­ily in this pho­to­graph taken dur­ing his visit to the fam­ily’s break­fast diner in New Taipei’s Tam­sui Dis­trict last week.

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