Ambassador Limasene Teatu meets with Youth Ambassadors at Ming Chuan University/涂莉梅大使赴銘傳大學與2018國際青年大使交流 by Minute Taupo

In the afternoon of 17th August, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu was invited to meet with 75 youth ambassadors at training courses at Ming Chuan University. H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu shared her country Tuvalu and exchanged the ideas with the participants.

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Launched in 2009 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), the International Youth Ambassador Exchange Program has recruited 1,600 students who have travelled across five continents to experience diverse cultures around the world, and shared Taiwanese culture with young people in partner countries, according to MOFA. This year’s 15 youth ambassadors will visit Tuvalu

 H.E. Amb.Limasene Teatu with 15 youth ambassadors who will visit Tuvalu

H.E. Amb.Limasene Teatu with 15 youth ambassadors who will visit Tuvalu

Tuvaluan student Lauila also joined the course introduced the beautiful Pacific island country Tuvalu. She attracted the students by traditional dance. Let’s see the beautiful pictures.

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Ambassador Limasene Teatu Visits Council of Indigenous People, Republic of China (Taiwan)/涂莉梅大使拜會原民會夷將●拔路兒主任委員 by Minute Taupo

In the afternoon of 15th August, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu paid a courtesy call to Hon. Icyang Parod, Minister of Council of Indigenous People, Republic of China (Taiwan).

H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu on behalf of Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development presented the Tuvaluan handicrafts to appreciate the friendship between Tuvalu and Taiwan as well as the warm hospitality from CIP during the Austronesian Forum.

 H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu presented the Tuvaluan handicrafts to Hon. Icyang Parod, Minister of Council of Indigenous People, Republic of China (Taiwan).

H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu presented the Tuvaluan handicrafts to Hon. Icyang Parod, Minister of Council of Indigenous People, Republic of China (Taiwan).

In the meeting, Hon. Minister Icyang Parod emphasized the strong connection among Austronesian people, sharing memories of maritime history and cultures. He also recalled the good time spending in Tuvalu with Republic of China (Taiwan) President Tsai and her delegation in 2017. Following Austronesian Forum, CIP is initiating series exchanges programs to expand the linkage among Taiwanese indigenous people and Austronesian people in the world.     

Ambassador Limasene Teatu attends the opening ceremony of the 12th Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) /涂莉梅大使出席「2018全球合作暨訓練架構─打擊跨境犯罪及美鈔、護照鑑識國際研習營」開幕典禮 by Minute Taupo

On 14th August, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu was invited to the opening ceremony of the 12th Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF). The GCTF is an ongoing U.S.-Taiwan cooperation program, jointly hosted by American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).

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This 12th GCTF program focuses on law enforcement, representatives from three continents came together in Taipei to discuss how to better integrate law enforcement networks, reduce crime, and benefit regional and international security. We’re honor to have Mr. Eliu Alexander Luao, Senior Constable, Tuvalu Police Service as Tuvalu representative joined this training program.

Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development Visits Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)/內政暨鄉村發展部倪米亞部長拜會中華民國外交部吳釗燮部長 by Minute Taupo

In the afternoon of 6th August, 2018, Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development paid a courtesy call to Hon. Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Hon. Minister Neemia presented the Tuvaluan handicrafts to appreciate the friendship between Tuvalu and Taiwan as well as the warm hospitality from Taiwanese government during his visit.

Hon. Minister Neemia and Hon. Minister Wu both agreed to continue and strengthen bilateral cooperation in the future.

 Hon. Minister Neemia presented the Tuvaluan handicrafts to Hon. Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan).

Hon. Minister Neemia presented the Tuvaluan handicrafts to Hon. Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan).

Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development Visits Taiwan and Participates 2018 Austronesian Forum/內政暨鄉村發展部倪米亞部長訪臺出席「2018年南島民族論壇」 by Minute Taupo

Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development was invited to participate 2018 Austronesian Forum and a series of events from 31st July to 4th August, 2018 by Council of Indigenous People, Republic of China (Taiwan).

This year, Austronesian Forum drew leaders of state and envoys of 13 countries and areas in Pacific region, including Tuvalu, Taiwan, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Palau, New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as the United States' territory of Guam and the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Republic of China (Taiwan) President H.E. Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen delivered the opening remarks and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Council of Indigenous Peoples Minister Icyang Parod and Secretary-General to the President Chen Chu, high profile Taiwanese government officials also attended the opening ceremony of the forum.

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Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia with H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Mr. Martini Vailopa, Culture Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development enjoyed the performance from Taiwanese indigenous people in the opening ceremony and had fruitful discussion in the roundtable meeting with other delegates.

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 (Left) H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu, Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Mr. Martini Vailopa, Culture Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development.

(Left) H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu, Hon. Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Mr. Martini Vailopa, Culture Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development.

Following the meeting, the delegates were invited to Taitung and Hualien to experience Taiwanese indigenous people’s culture and life style through Rulakes Village and Cikep Village visit.

The Austronesian Forum, a platform for exchanges of Austronesian cultures had organized since 2002 and the Cabinet-level International Austronesian Conference had held every year since 2003. The conferences invite researchers in the field of Austronesian studies to discuss regional social developments, the inheritance of knowledge, education and culture, natural ecology and traditional territories and economic development, as well as tourism and cultural industries in the region.

AMBASSADOR LIMASENE TEATU ATTENDS THE KETAGALAN FORUM: 2018 ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY DIALOGUE/涂莉梅大使出席「凱達格蘭論壇:2018亞太安全對話」 by Minute Taupo

On 24th July, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu was invited to "Ketagalan Forum: 2018 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue", organized by Prospect Foundation, think tank based in Taipei.

The one-day seminar attracted Taiwanese officials, diplomatic missions, academics and experts to discuss issues connected to the Korean Peninsula, challenges to the democratic world from China’s sharp power and geo-economic environment of the Indo-Pacific. The forum also featured a keynote speech by former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and ended with a roundtable on the integration of Taiwan's New Southbound Policy and the Indo-Pacific strategy.

H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu attended "Ketagalan Forum: 2018 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue" on 24th July, 2018.

H.E. President Tsai Ing-wen attended opening of the Forum and delivered remarks, vowing to advance peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific while defending rules-based international order.

 President H.E. Tsai Ing-wen delivered remarks in the opening ceremony.

President H.E. Tsai Ing-wen delivered remarks in the opening ceremony.


涂莉梅大使於2018年7月24日出席由中華民國外交部委託「財團法人兩岸交流遠景基金會」於本(107)年7月24日在臺北君悅酒店舉辦「凱達格蘭論壇:2018亞太安全對話」。

中華民國總統蔡英文在開幕致詞中,強調臺灣將強化與區域夥伴共同應對全球挑戰之能力,盼透過如同本次論壇等全球合作,確保後代子孫能在安全、安定與自由的環境中成長,並為捍衛以規則為基礎的國際秩序、自由及安定而努力。

 H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Kiribati Ambassador H.E. Tessie Eria Lambourne.

H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Kiribati Ambassador H.E. Tessie Eria Lambourne.

本屆論壇聚焦討論朝鮮半島情勢、中共「銳實力」對區域民主國家之挑戰,以及印度─太平洋地緣經濟環境評估;另美國前國防部長卡特(Ash Carter)就亞太安全環境發表午餐專題演講,論壇最後以探討臺灣「新南向政策」與印太戰略整合之圓桌論壇畫下句點。

 Keynote Speaker: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

Keynote Speaker: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

White Coat Ceremony of the School of Medicine for International Students of College of Medicine at I-Shou University/義守大學醫學院學士後醫學系外國學生專班授袍典禮 by Minute Taupo

On 19th July, 2018, Executive Administrative Officer Ms. Claudia Chou on behalf of H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu attended Tuvaluan student Mr. Kitiseni Ao Ovia's White Coat Ceremony at I-Shou University, Kaohsiung.

Mr. Ovia was one of 38 students at the I-Shou University's White Coat Ceremony - where aspiring young doctors are given the white coat that symbolises the knowledge and compassion that they must exercise in the future. Mr. Ovia also led the recitation of the oath. 

 Cheers to his next years of clerkship.

 Dean of College of Medicine Dr. John, Han-Jung Chen and Mr. Ovia/醫學大學醫學院陳翰容院長與希歐亞同學合影。

Dean of College of Medicine Dr. John, Han-Jung Chen and Mr. Ovia/醫學大學醫學院陳翰容院長與希歐亞同學合影。

吐瓦魯駐華使館行政秘書Ms. Claudia Chou代表涂莉梅大使於2018年7月19日赴高雄義守大學參加「醫學院學士後醫學系外國學生專班」授袍典禮。今年吐瓦魯有1位學生希歐亞(Kitiseni Ao Ovia)接受授袍。同時,希歐亞同學更帶領其他37位同學宣讀醫師誓詞,吐瓦魯駐華使館很榮幸能分享希歐亞同學的喜悅,以及參與同學在臺學習的重要時刻。

 Mr. Ovia also led the recitation of the oath. 希歐亞同學更帶領其他37位同學宣讀醫師誓詞

Mr. Ovia also led the recitation of the oath. 希歐亞同學更帶領其他37位同學宣讀醫師誓詞

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H.E. TESSIE ERIA LAMBOURNE, AMBASSADOR FOR THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI, VISITS THE EMBASSY OF TUVALU, R.O.C. (TAIWAN)/ 吉里巴斯共和國大使館藍黛西大使拜訪吐瓦魯駐華大使館 by Minute Taupo

In the afternoon of 16th July, 2018, H.E. Tessie Eria Lambourne, the new Ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of Kiribati, paid a courtesy call to H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu at the Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan). Ambassador Lambourne officially assumed the position of Ambassador on 8th June, 2018. As Tuvalu and Kiribati are the member of Pacific nations, we are looking forward to further cooperation here in Taiwan in the future.

吉里巴斯共和國新任大使藍黛西於2018年7月16日下午拜會吐瓦魯駐華大使館涂莉梅大使,雙方就太平洋島國事務及未來在臺合作機會交換意見。藍黛西大使於2018年6月8日抵臺履新。

 H.E. Ambassador Tessie Eria Lambourne and H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu

H.E. Ambassador Tessie Eria Lambourne and H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu