Nov 6, 2013, 9:38 AM
The Taiwanese ambassador to the
Speaking at a reception to mark the day, the Taiwanese Ambassador to the Gambia H.E Dr.Richard Shih described The Gambia as a country gifted with caring, disciplined and peace-loving people.
He reaffirmed his country's resolve in helping The Gambia attain Vision 2020.
The head of the Taiwanese diplomacy used the forum to disclose of the change of government in his country since May this year.
The new administration, he said, had undertaken to better democracy, to open up and deregulate the economy, to satisfy the basic needs of the underprivileged, to restore political ethic among others.
The Taiwanese diplomat also recalled some the significant contributions that his country had made to The Gambia during the course of this year.
partners, The Gambia and
On training, there are a total of 35 Gambian officials who
attended seminars/workshops on various development subjects conducted in
"On healthcare, our joint effort with the Department of
State for Health has helped ensure the continued provision of healthcare in The
Gambia. On agriculture and aquaculture, apart from developing 60 ha of tidal
irrigation field on top of the existing 1019 ha, the rice project at Sapu has
gradually assumed a niche role in the provision of quality rice seed and in the
introduction of new horticultural farming skills in The Gambia. On the other
hand, the success of phase 1 of
"There are several other projects we are working closely with various Departments of States, which we are satisfied with the results" he noted.
He applauded The Gambia for her relentless support to the
He said that
For his part, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs, extended a heartfelt congratulation from President Jammeh and
the people of The Gambia to the people of
He acknowledged the support The Gambia continues to receive
from the Republic of China (
He added that The Gambia had been championing the cause of
Dr Touray questioned why the world's 18thlargest economy and the 20thoutboard investor Taiwan could be excluded from bodies such as WHO and then called on the world to re-examine Taiwan's case.
Secretaries of State, diplomat, scholars, National Assembly Members and several other dignitaries attended the occasion.