China’s president to visit Costa Rica
China’s President Xi Jinping will visit Costa Rica June 2-4, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla announced Monday on her Twitter account.
“I celebrate the confirmation of the visit to Costa Rica” by the Chinese president in his first trip to Latin America, Chinchilla tweeted.
Details of the trip are not yet public, but a week ago Costa Rican Foreign Vice Minister Carlos Roverssi said an official invitation had been sent.
Xi Jinping also will visit Mexico and Venezuela during the trip.
Costa Rica is the only Central American country with official diplomatic ties to China, established in 2007 following the termination of a decades-long diplomatic relationship with Taiwan.
Costa Rica has received significant donations from China, including an $80 million national football stadium in western San José, automobiles and other equipment for the Public Security Ministry and National Police Academy, and a Chinese arch for the fledgling Chinatown, a pet project of San José mayor and ruling party presidential candidate Johnny Araya.
More details on the visit are forthcoming, officials said.
You may be interested
Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: ConservationistsAFP - January 16, 2021
Three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by…
Rare White Tiger Born at Nicaragua ZooAFP - January 16, 2021
A rare white tiger, named "Nieve" (snow in Spanish) was born at the Nicaragua zoo, and is being raised by…
Costa Rica has administered 25,000 vaccine shots, Caja saysThe Tico Times - January 15, 2021
Costa Rica’s public-health system has administered nearly 25,000 coronavirus vaccine shots, the Social Security System (Caja) reported. The figure —…