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Taiwan donates US$300,000 to Guatemala for fire relief

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Feb. 24 that the government has contributed US$300,000 in supplies to Guatemala following a wildfire on the dormant Agua volcano.

Taiwan’s technical mission in the country also provided 30 safety helmets and six sets of wireless communications equipment while expatriates from Taiwan living around Guatemala sent 1,000 cartons of instant noodles to assist with the disaster relief efforts, the MOFA said.

Guatemala is an important ally of Taiwan and the two countries have cooperated closely for over 90 years. Taiwan has helped Guatemala build up its capacity to tackle with natural disasters through both bilateral and multilateral mechanisms such as the Central America Integration System.

Although Guatemalan government data shows that severe ecological damage has already been caused, MOFA expressed its sincere hope that Taiwan’s timely assistance would bolster its Central American ally’s disaster response efforts. (POC-E)

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