©Reuters. A delegation from Taiwan visits Honduras to learn about investments
Tegucigalpa, Jul 4 (.).- A trade delegation from Taiwan began a visit to Honduras on Monday to learn about investments they could make in the Central American country, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tegucigalpa.
The delegation met today with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular and Immigration Affairs of Honduras, Tony García, with the aim of finding “new spaces for investment in economic and industrial areas,” according to a statement from the Honduran Foreign Ministry.
The 28 Taiwanese businessmen, led by Hung Ching-Chun, learned about the investment climate and the opportunity to do business in Honduras, as well as the opportunities that the country offers foreign investors, he added.
“Through this delegation it is hoped to expand shrimp production and find entrepreneurs who wish to expand in other areas, since trade produces employment, growth and development,” said Garcia.
He stressed that the guidelines of the Honduran president, Xiomara Castro, is to encourage investment through “practices that facilitate trade, legal certainty and trust, which will attract employment and prosperity, the main objective of this government.”
The Honduran Ministers of Investment, Miguel Medina, and the Minister of Economic Development, Pedro Barquero, also participated in the meeting.
Honduras is “prepared to receive investors because it has a workforce, as well as different special regimes” that offer investors “different tax benefits to be able to do their business and, in this way, have greater success in terms of the return on the investment,” said Barquero.
“The friendship between the Government of Taiwan and Honduras is historic and it must be further strengthened to work together, and thus ensure the power to face the challenges of the world,” he emphasized.
Medina said that the Central American country is preparing to have legal provisions that facilitate investments, such as a single window so that interested parties can reach a single place and thus facilitate the required procedures.
The investors were accompanied by the Taiwanese ambassador to Honduras, Vivia Chang, and the general director of the Department of International Cooperation and Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tsai Yun-Chung.
Chang, for his part, promised to help his country’s investors increase investment in Honduras and announced that he will promote more commercial connections and bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
“This visit will lay the foundations for long-term, reciprocal and sustainable trade relations, to consolidate the expectations of development cooperation, impulses, capabilities and advanced technologies to permanently assist Honduras in solidarity,” the diplomat stressed.
Taiwan and Honduras maintain an intense relationship, based on Honduran support on the international stage and Taiwanese aid in military, educational and economic cooperation.