New Honduras leader says she hopes to maintain Taiwan relations, despite campaign hint at switching ties

Honduras is grateful for the support Taiwan has provided and hopes to maintain their relationship, president-elect Xiomara Castro said on Wednesday after meeting Taiwanese Vice-President William Lai Ching-te, who is in the country to shore up shaky ties.Honduras is one of only 14 countries with formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which is claimed by Beijing as its own territory. Castro floated the idea of ditching Taipei for Beijing in her election campaign.Beijing has ramped up pressure…


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