President Tsai Ing-wen spoke with Honduras Vice President Olga Alvarado about cooperating in promoting Honduran avocados and coffee.
Tsai met her on the sidelines of a banquet for Paraguay’s new President Mario Abdo Benitez on Wednesday.
Deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC) Tsai Ming-yen described future plans for Honduran avocados:
"This includes helping Honduras develop healthy avocado seedlings and helping with the entire process of production, marketing, and purchasing. In the short term, these high quality avocados will be marketed to neighboring markets. In the long term, we hope Taiwan can become the Honduran marketing headquarters in Asia," said Tsai.
Taiwan will also help build the Honduran coffee industry. Taiwan Sugar Corporation is working with Honduran farmers to build their coffee brands, which can already be bought on the Taiwan High Speed Railway.
Alvarado praised President Tsai as a model for female leaders. She said she has much to learn from President Tsai as there are few female heads of state in Latin America.