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When Vice President Lai Ching-te attended the inauguration ceremony of the Honduran president on January 28th, he had a brief exchange with Vice President Kamala Harris, who also paid special tribute to Lai during her speech on stage.

According to reports, the inauguration ceremony of Honduran President Xiomara Castro was held on the 28th. Lai was placed in the first row of the special envoy area with the head of state, while Harris was to Lai’s left, separated by the president of Costa Rica and the King of Spain. The two of them exchanged brief pleasantries and talked for about 20 to 30 seconds.

At that point, Lai expressed his gratitude for the support of the United States for Taiwan, while Harris spoke to Vice President Lai about the mutual interests of both sides in Central America and the U.S. government’s core strategy to resolve the immigration issue.

In addition, White House officials said, Harris also paid tribute on stage to Lai, the King of Spain, and the leaders and vice presidents of Costa Rica, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.

A White House official said that she has no plans to formally meet with Lai and will return to Washington that evening on a flight.

The report mentioned that Lai and Harris exchanged pleasantries at the inauguration ceremony of the Honduran president. It is regarded as a diplomatic breakthrough because it is the first natural interaction between the vice presidents of Taiwan and the United States in an international setting.

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