Taiwan will continue to assist Haiti: legislative speaker

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Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全, second right) and Youri Latortue (second left)

Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全, second right) and Youri Latortue (second left)

Taipei, Nov. 7 (CNA) Taiwan will continue to offer technical assistance to Haiti and help promote Taiwanese investment in the country, Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) said Tuesday during a meeting with a delegation from the Caribbean island nation in Taipei.

"Taiwan will continue to help Haiti improve its agricultural output," Su told Haiti's senate president Youri Latortue, who arrived in Taiwan Tuesday with an eight-member delegation on a five-day visit.

He also indicated that the government is actively helping promote more investment in the country, noting that Rachel Coupaud, Haiti's ambassador to Taiwan, is currently urging small businesses from Taiwan to set up shop in Haiti.

Taiwan's agricultural mission in Haiti will continue to offer technical assistance to help local farmers raise agricultural output in the country's Artibonite region, he said.

Latortue expressed appreciation for Taiwan's long-term support and contributions to the country's agricultural development, noting that the two countries share many similarities in terms of geography and history.

During his meeting with Su, the Haitian official also said he will take this opportunity to learn more about Taiwan's economic development and achievements.

Taiwan and the Haiti have maintained friendly relations for the past 60 years during which time they have collaborated on programs in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture, public health and vocational training.

(By Justin Su and Ko Lin)

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