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Vice-President Njie-Saidy visits Taiwan

Nov 8, 2010, 12:18 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The Gambia's vice president has led an eight-member delegation to Taiwan from 4 to 8 November 2010 at the invitation of the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President Ma Ying-Jeou will receive HE Vice-President Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy and host a welcome lunch in her honour.

In addition, Vice-President Njie-Saidy will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, Timothy Yang, and attend the welcoming reception that will be hosted by Mr Yang.

The delegates are also on schedule to visit the National Palace Museum, the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo, the National Disaster Prevention and Protection Commission, SpeedTech Corp, Taroko National Park, the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi, Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum, among other cultural and economic establishments.

Vice-President Njie-Saidy will also meet with Gambian students at the National Taipei University of Technology.

The trip marks the Gambian vice president's fourth visit to Taiwan, which will also provide her and the delegates an opportunity to better understand the latest social, cultural and economic developments in Taiwan.

Vice-President Njie-Saidy's visit will certainly boost bilateral cooperation and deepen the cordial relations between Taiwan and The Gambia.

Since Taiwan and The Gambia resumed diplomatic ties in 1995, their bilateral relations have further strengthened. Both countries have successfully undertaken various cooperation projects in infrastructure, construction, medicine and public health, and agriculture.

Over the years, The Gambia has strongly supported Taiwan in its efforts to participate meaningfully in the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as other international organisations.