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Two Gambian ministers visit Taiwan

Sep 19, 2011, 3:07 PM

The ministers of Work, Construction & Infrastructure and of Communications and Information Technology, Dr Njoju Bah and Alhaji Cham, have left the country for a five-day official visit to Taiwan. Their visit is to further cement the bilateral ties between The Gambia and Taiwan.

According to sources, while in Taiwan, the ministers will visit the National Taipei University of Technology where Gambia’s “elite special classes students on ICT are trained”.

The visit will help them to understand the situation of Taiwan’s construction and development of ICT. They will also call on Executive Yuan Public Works Committee, the National Communications Commission, visit the Institute for Information Industry (III), Chunghwa Telecom and visit the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, as well as other cultural and economic development institutions.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shen Si Chun will host the two ministers to a dinner on behalf of the Government of Taiwan.

Meanwhile, since 1995 when The Gambia resumed diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the two sides have been working together in areas such as infrastructure, health care, education and agriculture and other areas of cooperation to promote the program.

The Gambia in the international arena over the years has strongly supported Taiwan’s participation in the UN, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and other international organizations.