Yesterday Taiwan’s new Ambassador to Belize arrived in the country. His Excellency Ambassador Benjamin Ho and his wife arrived at the PGIA yesterday morning where they were welcomed by a number of Taiwanese living in Belize.

Here is what he told our colleagues of Seven News when he landed at the PGIA.

taiwanBenjamin Ho, new Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize

"My government decided to appoint me as ambassador here. I was very excited. Without hesitation, I accepted immediately. I have so many friends, old friends. As I come here I will make more new friends. I think myself as a Belizean, so since I am here I would like to work together with your people hand in hand so that we can work together and we can strengthen our policies in many respect like infrastructure development, like in medical cooperation, like human resource training, education - all kinds even in energy and the environment. These are issues of common concern that we can try to work together."

As mentioned previously, it’s not the first time that Ho set’s foot in Belize. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Belize’s First Secretary and Senior Specialist. Ho, succeeds His Excellency David Wu, who after serving for four years left the country on Saturday July 12th.

Ambassador Ho graduated from the Soochow University in Taiwan in 1974 with a Bachelor's Degree. In 1977, he earned his Master's Degree from the National Cheng Chi University in Diplomacy and International Law. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 1982.

He has served in Hawaii, United Kingdom and Singapore.

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