Youth ambassadors bring Taiwan to the world

Taiwan Today
Date: October 17, 2016

Vice President Chen Chien-jen praised participants of the 2016 International Youth Ambassador 610171704071Exchange Program Oct. 15 for their outstanding performance and contributions to Taiwan’s public diplomacy during an event at New Taipei City’s National Taiwan University of Arts.

“These youth ambassadors are the leaders of the next generation who will determine Taiwan’s future direction and elevate the nation’s international status,” he said while speaking during a ceremony showcasing the outcomes of this year’s program.

The event was attended by around 600 foreign dignitaries, officials and youth ambassadors, as well as their relatives and friends. The youth ambassadors staged performances that they had presented during their overseas tours, all of which were heavily influenced by the many unique ethnic groups found in Taiwan.

Launched in 2009 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program seeks to enhance local youths’ international perspective and encourages them to explore the world and cultivate relationships. One-hundred university students took part in this year’s edition, themed “Dynamic Youth, Friendly Taiwan,” and completed six weeks of training before making three-week visits to 17 cities in 16 countries.     [FULL  STORY]

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