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Foreign Minister leads delegation to Taiwan

Mar 10, 2010, 11:26 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

At the invitation of the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Honourable Ousman Jammeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic led a three-member delegation to visit Taiwan from 6th to 10th March, 2010.

The other members of the delegation included Madame Haddy Sey-Jammeh, and Hon. Maudo Touray, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.

In order to exchange views on issues of mutual concern and strengthen bilateral relations, the delegation will have an audience with President Ma Ying-Jeou, and call on Dr. Charng Kao, Deputy Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council, as well as Ambassador Wen-lung Tao, Secretary-General of the International Cooperation and Development Foundation (TaiwanICDF). H.E. Timothy Chin-tien Yang, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will also be hosting a luncheon in honour of the delegation.

Their trip would round off with visits to the National Taipei University of Technology, for discussions with Gambian students, as well as to Sun Moon Lake, the Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village and Shilin Night Market.

Since the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of The Gambia re-established diplomatic ties in 1995, relations have remained firm and continued to grow from strength to strength. The two countries have successfully undertaken various cooperation projects in the areas of agriculture, education, infrastructure construction, medicine and public health.

The Gambia has staunchly supported Taiwan in its quest to participate meaningfully in the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and other international bodies.