Taiwan mum on who will attend Honduran presidential inauguration

15-Jan-2022 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

President Tsai Ing-wen has reportedly appointed vice President Lai Ching-te as the special envoy to go to Honduras for the presidential inauguration of Xiomara Castro later this month.

When congratulated by the media on Friday (January 14) during a trip to New Taipei City’s Pingxi District, Lai said “thank you” but did not comment further.

Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro.

Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not refute this report but stated that promoting “head of state diplomacy” is one of the most important tasks it has, Liberty Times reported. With regard to Taiwan’s attendance at the inauguration ceremony of the new Honduran president, the Presidential Office will announce details once plans are finalised.

Castro, who won the November 28 election, had repeatedly pledged during her campaign that she would end 80 years of official diplomatic relations with Taiwan and recognise Beijing. However, after her election, her team said that would not be the case.

Tsai had been invited by the Honduran president-elect to attend her inauguration earlier this week.

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