The teenage envoys will be arranged to visit schools and administrative units in these two countries
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve teen diplomatic envoys from three high schools will leave Taiwan for a 12-day, people-to-people, diplomatic mission in Vietnam and the Philippines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a news release on Monday.
MOFA spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said Taiwan has close ties with Vietnam and the Philippines, and that he hoped these teen diplomats will further diplomatic exchanges with these two countries during their visit.
The teen diplomatic envoy project co-organized by the MOFA and the Ministry of Education has entered its 17th year this year.
This year, more than 100 schools participated in the competition for representing Taiwan in the diplomatic task, and 17 schools advanced to the finals. In the end, only the teams from three schools were selected. [FULL STORY]