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New Taiwanese Ambassador Arrives

May 16, 2008, 8:07 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The new Taiwanese Ambassador to The Gambia His Excellency Rechard Shih, arrived in the country yesterday as head of the Taiwanese mission in The Gambia.

He was met on arrival at the Banjul International Airport by Her Excellency, the Vice President, Ajaratou Isatou Njie Saidy. She is now on her way to Taiwan where she will attend the inauguration of their new president on Tuesday.

Ambassador Shih has served in several high profile positions in Taiwan such as Deputy Director for NGOs, Director of Journalism and Culture, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from there he was appointed Ambassador to South Africa and then to The Gambia.

Also present at the airport to receive the new Taiwanese diplomat were senior government officials, staff of the Taiwanese embassy and a cross section of the Taiwanese community in The Gambia.

Ambassador Shih replaces Dr Patrick Chang.