Ma says he’s satisfied with Taiwan-Guatemala links
President Ma Ying-jeou expressed his satisfaction on Monday with the current development of relations between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Guatemala as the Central American country’s new ambassador presented her credentials at the Presidential Office on Monday.
Speaking at a ceremony to honor the new ambassador, Olga Maria Aguja Zuniga, the president said the two nations have maintained cordial relations since establishing diplomatic ties 80 years ago and have had frequent exchanges in different sectors over the years.
Economic ties are on the upswing, Ma said, pointing to 30 percent growth in bilateral trade to US$160 million in 2014 and Taiwan’s investment in Guatemala growing to US$43 million, creating more than 1,400 jobs in the country.
The president extended a warm welcome to the new Guatemalan envoy and hoped that bilateral ties between the two nations will be further strengthened during her tenure in Taiwan.