Agricultural ambassadors to visit Philippines, Indonesia

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/05
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei. Sept. 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s first-ever young agricultural ambassadors are soon to

Paul Chang (章文樑, fourth from left, front row)

head to the Philippines and Indonesia as part of the government’s ongoing push to establish closer relations with neighboring nations through its New Southbound Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Tuesday.

In a press event to send off 30 ambassadors following a two-day-training program, Deputy Foreign Minister Paul Chang (章文樑) congratulated the ambassadors due to travel to the two Southeast Asian countries from Sept. 10-16. In cooperation with the Council of Agriculture, Chang said the new project recruited university and college students majoring in agriculture, economics-related disciplines and experts in rice, tea and fruit cultivation, as well as fish fry breeding.

These ambassadors; 18 men and 12 women, from 14 counties and cities nationwide, were selected from 120 participants to undertake training. They were also split into two groups, one for each country.    [FULL  STORY]

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