President Tsai Ing-wen arrived Jan 12. in El Salvador on the final leg of her nine-day tour of four Republic of China (Taiwan) Central American diplomatic allies, including Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala in that order.

Tsai, who was met by El Salvador Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez at Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in the capital San Salvador, received a red-carpet welcome and a military honor guard salute. During her arrival address, the president described El Salvador as an “important friend” of Taiwan and lauded the strength of bilateral ties officially established in 1941, as well as the frequency of respective visits by the peoples of both nations.

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