On November 12, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said that President Tsai Ing-wen, on behalf of the people and government of Taiwan, sincerely welcomes Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, his wife, and the delegation from Honduras, one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies, to Taiwan. As the head of state of Honduras, President Hernández will lead a delegation to visit Taiwan from November 12 to 14 at the invitation of the government of Taiwan, with President Tsai scheduled to meet with President Hernández at the Presidential Office on the morning of November 13 before hosting a luncheon for him and his delegation later that day.
Spokesperson Chang noted that this will be the fourth visit to Taiwan by President Hernández, whose three children are all working or studying here, and added that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of Honduras, which lends special significance to this visit by the president and his delegation. Spokesperson Chang stated that our two countries have long enjoyed close cooperation in trade, public health, education, social welfare, infrastructure, women's empowerment, agriculture, and fisheries, and that under the leadership of President Hernández, our bilateral cooperation has expanded and our friendship has grown even stronger.
Spokesperson Chang said that among the 11 members of the delegation are Minister of the Presidency Ricardo Cardona and his wife, Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales and his wife, Finance Minister Luis Mata and his wife, and Presidency Communications Minister Sandra Castillo. Spokesperson Chang also expressed hope that this visit by President Hernández will further strengthen the friendship between our countries and deepen bilateral cooperation.