Canadian sen­a­tors in Tai­wan to pro­mote ties

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A Canadian par­lia­men­tar­ian del­e­ga­tion led by Se­na­tor Yonah Martin is vis­it­ing Tai­wan to learn more about po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ments in the coun­try and cross-Tai­wan Strait ties, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs.

Dur­ing a visit that be­gan Thurs­day and will end next Wed­nes­day, the del­e­ga­tion is meet­ing with Tai­wanese leg­is­la­tors and of­fi­cials at the for­eign af­fairs, eco­nomic af­fairs and de­fense min­istries and the semi-of­fi­cial Straits Ex­change Foun­da­tion (SEF), re­spon­si­ble for ne­go­ti­a­tions with China, the min­istry said in a state­ment.

The del­e­ga­tion is also sched­uled to meet with Pres­i­dent Ma Ying jeou on Fri­day.

Also in the del­e­ga­tion are sen­a­tors Colin Kenny, Joseph A. Day, Nancy Ruth and Don­ald Neil Plett, the min­istry said.

The min­istry ex­pected that the visit will help the Canadian sen­a­tors learn more about is­sues of mu­tual con­cern and strengthen ties be­tween Tai­wan and Canada.

Que­bec Il­lus­tra­tions’ Ex­hi­bi­tion in Taipei

The “Que­bec Il­lus­tra­tions” ex­hi­bi­tion is be­ing held in Taipei in an ef­fort to pro­mote Canada’s French cul­ture, ac­cord­ing to its or­ga­nizer, the Canadian Trade Of­fice in Taipei (CTOT).

The ex­hi­bi­tion, which will run through April 24, fea­tures whim­si­cal il­lus­tra­tions cre­ated by 44 artists from the prov­ince of Que­bec, which has a pre­dom­i­nantly French-speak­ing pop­u­la­tion, said CTOT, the of­fice rep­re­sent­ing Canada’s in­ter­ests in Tai­wan in the ab­sence of bi­lat­eral diplo­matic ties.

Four Que­bec au­thors also con­trib­uted short po­ems to match each of the il­lus­tra­tions that will go on dis­play in the CTOT’s Mackay room, it said.

“The aim of the ex­hi­bi­tion is to pro­mote Canada’s French lan­guage and cul­ture in Tai­wan,” CTOT said.

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