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Belize is grateful to the Taiwanese government for the support provided as we start the exploratory phase of deep sea fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone ( EEZ)!

An EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) is prescribed by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, as an area of the sea in which a sovereign state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind.

The Taiwan Embassy sincerely welcomed Prof. Sheng-Ping Wang from National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and Dr. Shin-Ming Yeh, Chief of Fisheries Research Institute under Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to visit Belize for inspecting the fishing environment and supporting the possible bilateral cooperation between Belize and Taiwan on exploration of Belize's deep sea resources!

This morning, Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien was delighted to meet with the two experts of Taiwan, Prof. Wang and Dr. Yeh, along with Chief Robert Pan of Taiwan Technical Mission in Belize, to extend the warm welcome to them and to exchange the viewpoints regarding how to work with the fishing authorities in Belize to initiate bilateral cooperation in the future, as well as how to support the Government of Belize to explore the fishing resources in the deep water of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Ambassador Chien also companied the delegation to meet with Ms. Kennedy Carrillo, CEO from the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) of Belize, Mr. Rigoberto Quintana, the Administrator of Fisheries Department - Belize (BFD), Mr. Robert Robinson, Deputy Director of Belize High Seas Fisheries Unit (BHSFU) and other officials later this afternoon, to discuss the feasible methods to explore the deep sea fishing resources and the development of fisheries industry in Belize.

We wish a big success to these two experts from Taiwan for their 1-week staying and inspecting mission here in Belize, which may help establish another forward-looking base of technical project in fisheries between our two countries! Upon the profound Belize-Taiwan friendship, the Embassy will continuously work with the Government of Belize to consolidate our partnership and to advance the benefits of our two peoples.

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