Jul 1, 2009, 6:27 AM
At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Elizabeth Renner, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of The Gambia, and Assistant Clerk Mr. Buba M. E. Jatta recently visited Taiwan.
While in Taipei, the President of the Legislative Yuan Wang Jin-pyng and Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy Yang hosted a welcoming banquet, respectively in their honour. Speaker Renner also paid a courtesy call at the Government Information Office (GIO), Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), among other institutions.
The delegates also visited the Museum of Jade Art, the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, Taiwan Handicraft Centre, and other cultural and economic establishments.
According to Taiwanese government sources, during her visit, Speaker Renner exchanged views on issues of mutual concern in order to strengthen parliamentary cooperation, thus further consolidate bilateral relationship.
Since the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of The Gambia established diplomatic ties in 1995, bilateral cooperation has continued to grow.
Both countries have successfully undertaken various projects in the areas of infrastructure, medicine, public health, as well as agriculture.
Over the years, The Gambia has strongly supported Taiwan in its endeavour to participate meaningfully in the United Nations System, the World Health Organisation and other international organisations.