Taiwan Gives 4 Helicopters to Guatemala

By Dialogo
December 13, 2012

Taiwan donated four helicopters to Guatemala, two of them unused, to bolster the fight against drugs and humanitarian efforts during natural disasters, officials said.

“This gift will strengthen the security strategy and the fight against drug trafficking, and is part of the achievements from the trip I took to Taiwan in October,” Vice President Roxana Baldetti said on her Facebook account.

Taiwanese Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu delivered the UH-1H Huey helicopters to Guatemalan President Otto Pérez during a ceremony marking the 91st anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Forces.

“The Asian nation estimated that, in addition to its commitment to fighting organize crime, our country is vulnerable to natural disasters and affected by earthquakes,” the state Guatemala news agency said.