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Taiwan, Philippines sign education MOU

2012/05/22 20:05:39

Manila, May 22 (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Taipei Tuesday to promote bilateral cooperation in education.

According to a statement released by Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines, Taiwan representative Raymond Wang signed the MOU with Antonio Basilio, the managing director and resident representative of the Manila Education and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taiwan.

Under the MOU, Taiwan's Ministry of Education and the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education will set up a task force to improve education opportunities for students from both countries by implementing education and academic exchanges and providing assistance in education, information, services and scholarships.

Commission Chairwoman Patricia Licuanan said the MOU will be a good platform for bilateral cooperation and exchanges, and a step forward in improving bilateral cooperation.

Taiwan's technical education ha been helpful to the country's socioeconomic development and provides a model for the Philippines to follow, Licuanan said after visiting Legislative Yuan Vice President Hung Hsiu-chu.

Licuanan, MECO Chairman Amadeo R. Perez Jr. and Taiwan's Vice Minister of Education Lin Tsong-ming also attended the MOU signing ceremony.

(By Emerson Lin and C.J. Lin)