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WEEK IN REVIEW: Xiomara Castro, President of Honduras, to Travel to China for First Visit Since Switch of Diplomatic Relations From Taiwan

Honduran President Xiomara Castro arrives for the plenary session of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government at the Dominican Foreign Ministry building in Santo Domingo, on March 25, 2023. Erika SANTELICES / AFP

Xiomara Castro, the president of Honduras, will travel to Beijing this week for her first visit to China since her government switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to the People’s Republic. Coffee trade is expected to be on the agenda and she will reportedly sign several (as-yet undefined) cooperation agreements. (AL JAZEERA)

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang re-appeared in public on Tuesday after his unexplained absence from the BRICS foreign ministers’ gathering in Cape Town last weekend. Qin met in Beijing with Juan Carlos Salazar, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization. (XINHUA)

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