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Nauru president in Taiwan for six-day visit

2014/12/02 14:48:30

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The president of the Pacific nation of Nauru is in Taiwan on a visit to promote bilateral ties and will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and visit electronics and biotechnology companies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nauru President Baron Waqa is leading a delegation of health, transportation, sports and fishery officials on a six-day visit that will last until Dec. 6, the ministry said.

During his visit in Taiwan, he is scheduled to meet with his Taiwanese counterpart and call on officials at the foreign affairs and labor ministries and the Taipei-based International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF), among others, the ministry said.

The delegation is also scheduled to tour Taiwan to learn more about its development in the medical, electronics, agriculture and biotechnology fields, it said.

This is Waqa's second visit to Taiwan since he took office in June 2013, the ministry said.

Taiwan and Nauru have maintained cooperation in the areas of agriculture, medicine, clean energy, personnel training and culture since they re-established diplomatic ties in 2005, according to the ministry.

(By Elaine Hou)
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