Manila, Feb. 3 (CNA) A delegation of Taiwanese academics, public service officials and businessmen will embark on a six-day visit to the Philippines on Sunday in a bid to strengthen bilateral exchanges in the areas of professional training and industrial development.
According to a press statement from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, the delegation will seek to establish an innovative network to link companies, cities, and universities on both sides.
One of the delegation's main objectives is to explore how Taiwanese and Philippine universities can share resources and expertise in the area of technical training, TECO said.
The two sides will also seek to create new opportunities for cooperation between industry and academia and to attract more Filipinos to Taiwan for work and study, the office said.
Another goal is to promote communication between city mayors in Taiwan and the Philippines and thus develop profitable interaction between cities on both sides, TECO said.
The Taiwan delegation, comprising 26 academics and nine representatives from the public and private sectors, was scheduled leave Taiwan on Sunday and visit the Asian Development Bank on Monday.
At the bank, the 35 Taiwanese will learn more about inclusive growth, an economic concept that creates employment opportunities for all sectors of the economy and distributes profits fairly, according to TECO.
Taiwan's representative to the Philippines Gary Lin (林松煥), who will host a reception dinner for the delegation, said he is looking forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas.
The delegation was assembled by Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association, a Kaohsiung-based NGO, and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan.
By: Emerson Lim and Kuan-lin Liu, February 3, 2018
Source: Focus Taiwan
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