Former Florida Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart’s Western Hemisphere Strategies (Miami) has inked a $15K-a-month pact with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office to further Taiwan ties with the U.S.

The Republican, who stepped down in 2010, is to brief the client on “developments in the U.S. Congress and U.S. political scenes” that may impact Taiwan, according to the contract.

He’s to encourage Congressmen and their staffers to visit the Republic of China and extend invitations to lunch/dinner at Taiwan’s Twin Oaks estate in Washington.

Havana-born Diaz-Balart, whose aunt was the first wife of Fidel Castro, is prohibited from doing any business with the People’s Republic of China and any of its entities. He also is banned from lobbying Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who took over his brother’s conservative south Florida Congressional seat in the last election.

TECRO also uses former New York Republican Senator Al D’Amato’s Park Strategies. It renewed the $240K one-year pact this month.