Taiwan and Marshall Islands ink 2 deals to enhance cooperation

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu meets with President of the Marshall Islands Hilda C. Heine. Picture: TAIWAN NEWS

MAJURO NOVEMBER 2018 (TAIWAN NEWS) – Taiwan foreign minister Joseph Wu, on behalf of the Taiwanese government, has inked two deals with his Marshallese counterpart as part of the commitment to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Wu met with the President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda C. Heine, and senior officials of the Marshallese government on Tuesday, during which they exchanged ideas about collaborative projects concerning the two nations, according to a press statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

President Heine, who had just beat a motion of no confidence earlier the month, affirmed that her administration will continue to support Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations.

In addition, Wu and John Silk, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands, signed two agreements intended to reinforce the cooperation in law enforcement and strategic partnership, with the presence of President Heine.

MOFA added that the two nations will further expand bilateral cooperation and exchanges through gradual and institutionalized approaches.

Wu is visiting Taiwan’s south Pacific ally from Nov. 19 to 21 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Apart from meeting with government officials and lawmakers of the Pacific island state, Wu visited a number of infrastructure projects the two nations collaborated on for years, including the Taiwan Health Center in Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands.

Wu also inaugurated a tennis court that is designated as the venue for tennis competitions during the 10th Micronesia Games, which will be hosted by the Marshall Islands in 2022.

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