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Honduras seeks help from Japan

Friday, February 13, 2015

The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, last week requested Japanese support for the "Alliance for Prosperity of the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America", which includes El Salvador and Guatemala.

Hernandez, who met with the deputy foreign minister of Japan, Takashi Uto in Tegucigalpa, invited Japan to join efforts by Mexico, Colombia and the United States help a region affected by poverty, drought and insecurity, which in turn leads to an emigration crisis.

Japanese business and government could invest in various infrastructure programs that drives the country, including the improvement of three ports, an airport and several hydroelectric plants.

"We believe that for the transit of goods from one ocean to another is a huge opportunity”, said Hernandez.