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Taiwan Foreign Minister due in Banjul today

Jan 17, 2012, 2:00 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan will arrive in The Gambia today for a five-day official visit.

H.E. Timothy C.T. Yang is leading an eight-member delegation to The Gambia, from 17 through 21 January 2012.

“He was appointed by H.E. Ma Ying-Jeou, President of the ROC (Taiwan), as special envoy to attend the inauguration of President-elect H.E. Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh,” said a media dispatch from the ROC embassy in Banjul.

During his visit, H.E. Minister Yang is scheduled to have audience with H.E. President Jammeh to convey President Ma’s congratulatory message, as well as call on his Gambian counterpart, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.

The delegation will also inspect the Taiwanese agricultural project in Banjul and visit the patrol vessels offered by the ROC (Taiwan).

H.E. Minister Yang’s delegation comprises Director-General Amb. Mien-Sheng Hsu of Department of African Affairs (MOFA), Director-General Mr. Stanley Kao of Department of Economic and Trade Affairs (MOFA), Secretary-General Amb. Wen-Lung Tao of the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) and many other officers.

He is joining several dignitaries from Africa and beyond to attend Thursday’s inauguration.