Taiwan-Philippines tech meeting to focus on medicine, agriculture

04/07/2018 09:19 PM
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Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基)/CNA file photo
Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基)/CNA file photo

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The sixth Taiwan-Philippines science and technology meeting will focus on outlining bilateral medical and agricultural cooperation projects, Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) said Friday.

The next Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) - Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Joint Science and Technology Commission (JSTC), the date and place of which have yet to be determined, will focus on outlining bilateral medical and agricultural cooperation projects, Chen told CNA.

"The next meeting will focus on medicine and agriculture as well as the usual topics of disaster prevention and relief work relating to volcanos, ocean (based incidents), typhoons and earthquakes (VOTE)," he said.

Taiwan has a good working foundation with neighboring countries in the South China Sea, and looks forward to exchanges in research, academia and experts as they work to address issues of common concern, the minister said.

The first MECO-TECO JSTC meeting took place in Taipei in 2007, and has since been held biannually and hosted alternately by the two countries.

(By Lin Mo-zo and Kuan-lin Liu)

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