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    Default Taiwan donates jeeps, helicopters, motorcycles to DR

    29 OCT 2017, 5:39 PM

    Taiwan donates 90 jeeps, 2 helicopters and 100 engines to the Dominican Armed Forces

    The teams will arrive in the country in January and within two weeks will travel to the Asian country a group of Dominican soldiers to receive specialized training to handle them

    SANTO DOMINGO. The Republic of Taiwan donated 90 jeeps, two helicopters and 100 engines for use by the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic during an official visit that Minister of Defense Ruben Paulino Sem made to that Asian nation.

    A press release from the Ministry of Defense says that Paulino Sem, who returned to the country on Saturday after exhausting a three-day work schedule, was invited by the Taiwanese authorities as part of the bilateral cooperation agreements that have existed since 1947 between the two countries

    On his official visit, Paulino Sem was received by the president, Tsai Ing-wen.

    The press communication says that the donation is more than 35 million dollars

    The Asian leader also promised to double the cooperation offered to the Dominican Republic and took the opportunity to extend an invitation to Dominican President Danilo Medina, and first lady Cándida Montilla de Medina, to visit their country.

    The Dominican minister informed that the teams will arrive in the country next January and that in two weeks a group of Dominican soldiers will travel to Taiwan who will receive specialized training as technicians of Bell UH-1H helicopters.

    "The government of Taiwan will cover the maintenance and parts of the Humvee jeeps donated for two years," he adds.

    Accompanied on the trip to Paulino Sem, Luis R. Lee Ballester, director of Plans and Operations of the MIDE, and the lieutenant colonel of the Air Force, Manuel A. Del Villar Cintrón, director of Civil Affairs and Public Relations.

    Paulino Sem also visited the Han-Shan airline industry corporation and the Taiwanese Army car depot base, accompanied by the Dominican ambassador to that country, the Major General (R), historian José Manuel Soto Jiménez and the military attaché, captain of the ship Mayobanex Montero Tapia.

    The MIDE holder also held meetings with his counterpart, Admiral Feng Shih-Kwan; with Chancellor David Tawei Lee; with the pilot brigadier general Han-Shan, president of the Air Industry Corporation; and with Wu Yin-Jung, commander of the Taiwanese Army Vehicle Logistics Plant.

    During his visit, Paulino Sem presented recognition plaques to President Tsai Ing-wen, for his contributions to Dominican development; to Feng Shih-Kuan, for the support to the continuous training of the members of the Dominican Armed Forces in the Military Schools and Academies of Taiwan; to Lee Hsi-Min, for his contribution to the promotion of relations between the Ministries of Defense of both nations; David Tawei Lee, for promoting cordial and solidary relations with the Dominican Republic.

    computer translated from: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...anas-YC8477032




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    I am, most likely, the least knowledgeable poster regarding military and political affairs as it pertains to this country. However, in spite of that limitation, I fail to grasp the need for more military hardware in a country that has no real or imagined enemies ready to engage in armed conflict. Someone on this board will enlighten me for sure, of that I am certain. Thank you in advance.

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    Didn't President Medina recently receive a delegation from Taiwan? I believe I read this here on DR1 News.

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    Why receive donations? Pendejos!!! Buy your stuff..

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    It does sound rather odd doesn't it? Thirty-five million dollars!

    wbr

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dlight View Post
    I am, most likely, the least knowledgeable poster regarding military and political affairs as it pertains to this country. However, in spite of that limitation, I fail to grasp the need for more military hardware in a country that has no real or imagined enemies ready to engage in armed conflict. Someone on this board will enlighten me for sure, of that I am certain. Thank you in advance.
    these are transportation means not weapons...there are plenty uses for all these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    Why receive donations? Pendejos!!! Buy your stuff..
    so if somebody gives you money for basically nothing, will you refuse?

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    Yes! It comes with obligations, and it is humiliating, but that's not a problem for Dominicans.

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    as everything in life, even to maintain a customer, you have obligations...on the case of Taiwan the obligation is to maintain the status quo and keep diplomatic relations with them...they have seen the writing on the wall and will try whatever they can to keep the chinese out of DR

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    So Cor yup there is no difference between receiving something for free or offering a service or doing a job? 

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