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Gov't donates US$200,000 after Nicaragua earthquakes

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan donated US$200,000 to the Nicaraguan government to aid with disaster relief in the wake of a series of earthquakes that struck the Central American ally last month.

The donation was handed over by Taiwanese Ambassador to Nicaragua Ingrid Hsing (邢瀛輝) to Nicaraguan authorities on April 18.

The money will be used for post-earthquake relief and reconstruction efforts in the country, Yeh De-guey (葉德貴), a counselor of MOFA's Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, told at a news briefing yesterday.

Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) also personally wrote a letter to his Nicaraguan counterpart on April 15 to express the R.O.C. government's condolences to the ally and the victims of the quakes, Yeh said.

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