Date: November 7, 2016
The 2016 Asia-Pacific Culture Day concluded Nov. 6 at Taipei Main Station, with 20 foreign missions
from the region and representatives from seven local governments participating in Taiwan’s efforts to promote cultural exchanges, interactions and understanding between Taiwan and its diplomatic allies and partners throughout the region.
“Culture is at the heart of our relationship with regional neighbors. Whereas before, economics and trade largely defined our diplomacy towards Southeast and South Asia, our new government has launched a New Southbound Policy that is more diverse and well-rounded,” Vice President Chen Chien-jen said. “We are working to build stronger ties with countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
“These ties go beyond economics and trade, into education, tourism, science and technology, and crucially, culture,” he added. “The Asia-Pacific Culture Day symbolizes this effort perfectly.” [FULL STORY]