The China Post
Date: January 21, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh
Taiwan and Finland have signed a cooperation arrangement to jointly fight customs fraud, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Friday.
The agreement was signed on Thursday in Helsinki by Customs Administration Director Liao Chao-hsiang (廖超祥) and his Finnish counterpart Antti Hartikainen, director general of Finnish Customs, MOFA said in a statement.
The signing ceremony was joined by officials from Taiwan’s representative office in Finland.
It is worth noticing that the R.O.C. flag and Finnish flag were seen at the signing ceremony, as shown in a photo released by Customs Administration on Friday.
It is rare sight given the fact that the countries do not have official diplomatic ties.
According to the administration, the agreement was signed during an ongoing three-day visit by a Taiwanese delegation led by Liao.
Both sides had engaged in dialogue following the signing ceremony to enhance cooperation to combat customs fraud, it said in a released statement. [FULL STORY]