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Thursday, February 15, 2018, Belize received US$500,000 from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to support ongoing efforts aimed at strengthening the Belize Police Department as part of the Security Cooperation that exists between the two countries.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Government of Belize was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs, Hon. Wilfred Elrington; and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) was Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, His Excellency Charles K. Y. Liu.

The contribution will be used for the purchase of standard police equipment and law enforcement technologies for the Department, including alcohol measuring instruments, bulletproof vests, and motorcycles.

In his remarks, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Hon. Elodio Aragon, conveyed the Government of Belize’s gratitude for this support from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

With diplomatic relations established almost 30 years ago, the Republic of China (Taiwan) remains a committed and consistent partner for development to Belize.

The handing over ceremony took place at the Laing Building in Belize.

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