Taiwan has reiterated its commitment to strengthen its relationship with India under the New Southbound Policy. In his remarks during the 106th National Day celebrations here, Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India (TECC), said under the leadership of President Tsai Ing-wen, who took office in May 2016, Taiwan has developed five flagship projects ~ from industrial supply chains to youth exchange platforms to regional agri-cooperation ~ and three potential-laden fields, namely e-commerce, infrastructure and tourism, for enhanced collaboration with India.
“India is the world’s largest democracy and Taiwan is the first democracy in the Chinese speaking area. Apart from democracy, Taiwan and India also share the universal values in peace, freedom and human right, and therefore should work hand in hand to promote regional peace and stability, tackle transnational crimes, take actions against the climate change and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together,” he said.
Six Taiwanese classic dishes were served under the supervision of the famous executive chef Chen Wen-Tung from Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. About 250 guests also enjoyed the Taiwan Beer served on the occasion.
A 11-minute-long video, Dynamic Taiwan, Embracing the World featured the government’s diplomacy and the society’s energy, diversity and inclusiveness. A tourism-promotion video play as well as a photo exhibition on relevant activities of Taiwan-India relations in the past year were also held.
Some of the guests received China Airlines business class flight tickets from Delhi to Taipei, a portable photo printer, a pocket-size projector and an Acer latptop-cum-tablet, in a lucky draw conducted on the occasion.