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Boosting Gambia-Taiwan Cultural ties

Apr 5, 2012, 1:43 PM

The recent opening of a new Taiwan Culture Center in The Gambia would, no doubt, boost the cultural ties between the two countries.

The centre known as Taiwan Culture Centre is located at the first floor of office building of GNPC Kanifing Service Station.

The new centre is the second of its kind to be opened in the country, the first being the American Conner located at the Comium building along Kairaba Avenue. However, the Alliance Franco Gambienne also offers and plays host to a lot of cultural activities.

The centre is equipped with required facilities and depicting the vast culture of Taiwan, and the new culture centre would help Gambians have a better understanding of the Island nation, particularly alumni and those intending to study in Taiwan.

We commend the Taiwanese Embassy in Banjul for the initiative that would enable Gambians learns the mandarin language, attend ICT classes, among others.

As true friends, it is very important for the people of the two countries who keep on visiting each other to learn one another’s culture.

At the moment, there are many Gambian students in Taiwan for studies, and upon their return the centre would help them.

We urge the youth, especially the Taiwan Alumni Association (TAA) and the public to make best use of the centre, which will be opening from Mondays to Thursdays and on Saturdays.

The two countries have continued to enjoy fruitful bilateral cooperation in many areas, including culture.

Over the years, we have seen a series of cultural exchange programmes between youth and cultural troupes of the two countries.

The establishment of the Culture Centre would, no doubt, further strengthen the existing cordial bilateral relations.