Jul 16, 2009, 7:30 AM
At the invitation of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), H.E. Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia, recently led a delegation to Taipei from 6 to 11 October 2013.
According to information from impeccable sources, the Vice President is attending the ROC National Day celebrations and exchange experience in the field of food safety and quality control.
During her visit, her fifth to Taiwan, Vice President Njie-Saidy will meet with ROC President Ma Ying-jeou and attend banquets hosted by Vice President Wu Den-yih, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Y. L. Lin, and Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Shiu Ming-neng.
In addition to attending the National Day Ceremony and 102nd National Day Reception, the VP and delegation will also call at the International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) and meet with Gambian students studying at National Taipei University of Technology.
The Gambia is an important ally of the ROC in West Africa. Over the years, it has consistently supported ROC participation in the United Nations, the World Health Organization and other international organizations.
Moreover, after the devastation of Typhoon Marokot hit Taiwan in August 2009, Vice President Njie-Saidy donated US$700,000 on behalf of the government and people of The Gambia.
Since the ROC and The Gambia resumed diplomatic relations in 1995, the two countries have successfully undertaken many cooperation projects across a wide range of areas.