Canadian parliamentarians to visit Taiwan to promote ties

01/16/2015 04:18 PM
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Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A group of Canadian parliamentarians will arrive in Taiwan Saturday on a one-week visit to learn more about the development in bilateral ties, which Taiwan hopes will help to advance relations between the two countries.

Nina Grewal from the House of Commons and Michael L. MacDonald, from the Senate will lead the delegation, which will also include parliamentarians Ryan Cleary, Annick Papillon, John Barlow and David Yurdiga, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

During their visit Jan. 17-23, the Canadian parliamentarians will learn more about the development of Taiwan's economy, politics, and its relations with China, the ministry said in a statement.

They are scheduled to visit the Legislature, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Council of Agriculture and the Straits Exchange Foundation, a semi-official body responsible for negotiations with China, the ministry said.

The ministry said it is hoping that the visit will help the parliamentarians to learn more about the development of Taiwan-Canada relations and strengthen the ties between the two countries.

(By Elaine Hou)ENDITEM/pc

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