Leader of the Nation, Dean Barrow left the country today on Government business in addition to two days personal leave, says a release issued from his office today. The PM is expected to return on Saturday, August 16th. In his absence, Deputy PM Gaspar Vega will act as PM.


DPM_and_President_of_TaiwanAs mentioned, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega will hold over the post of Prime Minister while the Honorable Dean Barrow is out of the country. We must note that the DPM is just back from a week-long official visit to the Republic of China, Taiwan. While in Taiwan, Vega met with Taiwanese President His Excellency Dr. Ma Ying-Jeou who pledged to continue building the already strong bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Vega also met with Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ambassador David Lin and Minister of Agriculture Honorable Chen Bao-Ji among other Ministers and senior government officials. During his visit the Deputy Prime Minister discussed bilateral cooperation projects including additional training opportunities for Belizeans, current and new projects funded by the ICDF, and a water project to provide additional water wells to rural farming communities. According to a Government press release, these projects are receiving favorable consideration by the Taiwanese government.

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