Taiwanese Ambassador presents the cheque to Belize Prime Minister

On July 9, 2008, a cheque for USD 12.5 million was presented by the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Ting Joseph Shih, to Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow.

When presenting the cheque to Barrow, Taiwanese Ambassador said the following: “To consolidate our common values for democracy and prosperity, as well as our mutual commitments to placing special importance on the necessity of good governance, development, transparency, and efficiency, and further deepening the cooperation relationship between our two countries, I take great pleasure on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to present to your Excellency, a cheque of USD 12.5 million as the first installment of the grant for USD 25 million to facilitate the budgetary needs of your esteemed Government.”

Prime Minister Barrow accepted the cheque and expressed his gratitude to Shih, as well as commented that it is half of the 50 million Belize dollars that provided to Belize by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for Belizean budget preparation.

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