President Ma hosts Mother’s Day picnic for immigrant families

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/07
By: Claudia Liu and Christie Chen

Taipei, May 7 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Saturday held a picnic on the grounds of

President Ma Ying-jeou (right)

President Ma Ying-jeou (right)

the Presidential Office for immigrant women in celebration of Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday.

“Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Do not forget to give your mother a hug on this special day,” Ma wrote in a Facebook post.

A video accompanying the post shows Ma sitting on the ground at a picnic with mothers from Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and China, and their children, in a garden on the grounds of the Presidential Office.

In the video, the mothers are seen introducing dishes from their home countries and chatting with the president.

“New immigrants are an important part of our (society),” Ma wrote.      [SOURCE]

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