Taiwan confident of stronger ties with Philippines

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/19
By: Emerson T. Lin and Ko Lin

Manila, Feb. 19 (CNA) Taiwan is optimistic that its bilateral relationship with the

Gary Song-huann Lin (林松煥, left)

Philippines will remain strong as economic links continue to grow, Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines Gary Song-huann Lin (林松煥) said Sunday.

Bilateral trade between the two countries increased from US$9.7 billion (NT$300 billion) in 2015 to US$10.8 billion last year, Lin said, noting that Taiwanese exports to the Philippines increased 15 percent year-on-year.

Furthermore, cooperation between both sides in such areas as technology, agriculture, and fishery also grew, Lin continued.

“Our relationship with the Philippines will be even stronger this year,” he said, citing a number of new projects between the two countries in the pipeline for the coming year.

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