By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Y.F. Low
Taipei, April 17 (CNA) Taiwan is prepared to donate US$500,000- worth of demining
equipment to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Vice Minister of Defense Cheng De-mei (鄭德美) said Monday.
The equipment, which includes protective gear and precision instruments, will be shipped as soon as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs completes the related coordination work, Cheng told lawmakers during a legislative hearing.
The confirmation came after Stanley Kao (高碩泰), Taiwan’s top envoy to the United States, attended a March 22 meeting in Washington of the U.S.-led global coalition to counter the militant group also known as Islamic State (IS). [FULL STORY]