Vice president Chen to attend inauguration of Honduran president

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Vice President Chen Chien-jen (CNA file photo)

Vice President Chen Chien-jen (CNA file photo)

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) will attend the inauguration of re-elected Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez later in January, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday.

Andrew Lee (李憲章) revealed during a press conference that Chen will represent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) at the Jan. 27 ceremony.

The ministry is currently planning the vice president's visit to Central America and will reveal more details about the trip when the time is right, he said.

Hernandez was declared the winner of last November's election in Honduras three weeks after election day on Dec. 17, amid ongoing opposition claims of electoral fraud.

On Dec. 27, Tsai congratulated Hernandez on his re-election via a video conference call, making her one of the first world leaders to extend her congratulations to the Honduran president for his win.

(By Elaine Hou and Kuan-lin Liu)

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