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Taiwan,Vietnam ink agreement to promote tourism

2012/05/10 23:16:07

Taipei, May 10 (CNA) Taiwan signed a tourism cooperation agreement with Vietnam Wednesday, a move that is expected to further boostbilateral tourism exchanges, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.

The agreement seeks to promote Taiwan-Vietnam tourism investment fairs and training programs for professionals in the field, according to a statement released by the ministry.

The agreement was signed by Huang Chih-peng, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam, and Bui Trong Van, director of the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi.

Also on Thursday, a workshop was held in Hanoi to introduce locals to Taiwan's cuisine and its variety of shopping choices, the ministrysaid in a statement.

Tourism Bureau Deputy Director-General Wayne Liu headed the 38-member delegation, comprised of representatives of Taiwan'stourism industry, in the workshop, it said.

(By Nancy Liu)