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Taiwanese Ambassador Pledges to Strengthen Banjul-Taipei Ties

Jun 2, 2008, 5:57 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The new Taiwanese ambassador in The Gambia, His Excellency Richard Shih, has promised that he will do his best to strengthen the relationship between The Gambia and Taiwan.

The Taiwanese Diplomat made these remarks last Thursday at the State House where he presented to President Jammeh his letters of credentials.

Speaking to GTRS shortly after meeting President Jammeh, Ambassador Shih said, «based on this cordial relationship, it is my promise and honour to be the new Taiwanese ambassador, to not only maintain the relationship but deepen and extend it». He acknowledged that there are a lot of bilateral projects going in the country and pledged that he will do his best for the benefit of the two countries.

Ambassador Shih was accompaign to State House by his first secretary Mr.Lee.

Meanwhile, the two countries have bilateral cooperation in many areas of development including education, health and agriculture.

With his vast experience on the diplomatic front, a host of academic acheivements and a high profile leadership background there is no doubt that ambassador Shih will deliver up to expectations.