Apr 11, 2011, 3:14 PM
At the invitation of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Dr Alhaji Mamadou Tangara, the Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, recently led a three-member delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan). According to the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Gambian Chief Diplomat, while in Taipei, called on President Ma Ying-Jeou, Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy Chin-Tien Yang, and Minister of National Defence Hua-Chu Kao.
He also visited the International Cooperation and Development Fund, the Government Information Office, Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Guang Hua Digital Plaza, Shilin Night Market, Taipei 101, the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo, the National Dr Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and the National Palace Museum.
He also used the occasion to meet with Gambian students studying at the National Taipei University of Technology.
This is Dr Alhaji Mamadou Tangara’s first visit to Taiwan. The visit has provided him and delegation the opportunity to understand the latest social, cultural and economic developments in Taiwan.
It would also help to enhance further the cooperative and cordial relations that exist between the Republic of China on Taiwan and The Gambia.
It would be recalled that since resuming diplomatic ties in 1995, the two countries’ bilateral relations have gone from strength to strength. Both countries have successfully undertaken various cooperation projects in infrastructure, healthcare, education, and agriculture.
To that effect, Taiwan continues to sponsor several development projects in the country.
The Gambia has been a strong proponent of Taiwan's bid for meaningful participation in the United Nations, the World Health Assembly, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and other international organisations.