Government of Guatemala reaffirms relations with Taiwan
The trip by Alvaro Colom to Taiwan confirms the announcement made at the start of his term to maintain relations with the Island.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Erasmo Vleasquez, vice minister of the Economy, expressed that they have very few data on how the Chinese market operates and even China's ally that is closest to Guatemala - Costa Rica - has not release information on what it has acquired from cutting ties with Taiwan.
Central American countries are seeking support in security and trade relations.
Guatemalan businesses and diplomats have traveled to south east Asia with the aim of strengthening the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between the countries four years ago.
Businesspersons from 17 American companies arrived in the country on a trade mission headed by Edward Schafer, US Secretary of Agriculture.
With opposition from agro-industry, the government has initiated the processes required to join the trade bloc, including a consultation period, which runs until the end of the year.
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