Jan 05, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Gifts for leaders of four Central American allies unveiled
The Presidential Office on Thursday unveiled gifts President Tsai Ing-wen (???) will present to the leaders of four of Taiwan's diplomatic allies during her upcoming trip to Central America.
Tsai is scheduled to depart Taiwan on Jan. 7 for Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.
For Honduran President Juan Orlando, who loves to exercise, Tsai will give him a multisport GPS watch by Garmin, a brand co-founded by Taiwanese businessman Min Kao and American Gary Burrell, according to Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (???).
In Nicaragua, Tsai will give President Daniel Ortega a replica of Taiwanese sculptor Huang Tu-shui's (???) "Water Buffaloes (????)," which represents Ortega's spirit of working hard in a difficult environment, the spokesman said.
To Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Tsai will present a replica of Taiwanese painter Kuo Hsueh-hu's (???) "Festival on South Street (???-????)," which captures a bustling scene of Taipei's historic Dadaocheng area, Huang said.
The painting was selected because Tsai will visit Guatemala's historic city of Antigua during the trip, said Huang.
Lastly, a hand-painted porcelain vase depicting Formosan rock macaques made by Taiwan's Anta Pottery, will be given to El Salvador's President Sanchez Ceren, who was born in 1944, which was the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, Huang said.
Tsai will also give twined flower brooches created by Taiwanese artist Chen Hui-mei (???) to the first ladies of the four diplomatic allies, he said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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