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

AMBASSADOR LIMASENE TEATU ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY OF "2018 INDO-PACIFIC & SOUTHEAST ASIA YOUTH SEMINAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE"/涂莉梅大使出席「2018年印太及東南亞青年氣候交流暨研習」開幕典禮 by Minute Taupo

On 12th July, 2018, H.E. Limasene Teatu was invited to "2018 Indo-Pacific and Southeast Asia Youth Seminar on Climate Change" Opening Ceremony. Director-General, Department of Treaty and Legal Affairs, MOFA Mr. Lincoln Yao-Chun Ting delivered the opening speech to elaborate Taiwan's stance and encourage people to aware the issues on climate change.  Ambassador for Climate Change and Environment, Government of Tuvalu Dr. Ian Fry also participated the seminar as the lecturer. 

 H.E. Limasene Teatu with Dr. Ian Fry, Director-General Mr. Lincoln Yao-Chun Ting, NZCIO Deputy Director, Tupe Solomon-Tanoai, Deputy Representative and Director of Economics, Anwar Udzir, and Mr. Carlos Fuller.

H.E. Limasene Teatu with Dr. Ian Fry, Director-General Mr. Lincoln Yao-Chun Ting, NZCIO Deputy Director, Tupe Solomon-Tanoai, Deputy Representative and Director of Economics, Anwar Udzir, and Mr. Carlos Fuller.

H.E. Limasene Teatu was honor to experience the inspiring lecture from Dr. Ian Fry on the topic of "A Negotiator's Understanding of the Complications for Indigenous People's Engagement in The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change" with trainees from 10 countries. 

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涂莉梅大使於2018年7月12日出席在外交及國際事務學院舉辦「印太及東南亞青年氣候交流暨研習活動」開幕式,本次研習活動由中華民國外交部主辦,邀請來自台灣、澳洲、印度、紐西蘭、泰國、印尼、馬來西亞、菲律賓、緬甸等國政府、非政府組織(NGOs)等20位專家及大專院校學生共同參與。

中華民國外交部特在本次研習活動邀請到來自吐瓦魯氣候變遷大使Ian Fry博士,以及《聯合國氣候變化綱要公約》(UNFCCC)附屬科技諮詢機構(UNFCCC SBSTA)前主席Carlos Fuller來臺授課。涂莉梅大使感謝外交部邀請,並很榮幸能藉此機會聆聽Dr. Fry分享多年實務經驗及對原住民參與氣候變遷議題之探討。

 

[Super Typhoon Maria poised to pounce on Taiwan on 10th July]Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung other northern Taiwan cities will close offices at 4 p.m. today as Super Typhoon Maria bears down on Taiwan by Minute Taupo

Super Typhoon Maria is projected to affect Taiwan from Tuesday 10th July, and it is anticipated that the storm will take a full day to pass over the country, according to the Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.

A sea warning was issued at 14:30 and a land warning was at 11:30 p.m on 9th July and as the storm is estimated to have huge chance of striking northern and northeastern Taiwan. 

People are advised to stay clear of all beach and coastal areas until the typhoon has passed.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau: https://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/prevent/typhoon/ty.htm?

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung other northern Taiwan cities will close offices at 4 p.m. today as Super Typhoon Maria bears down on Taiwan.


As a land warning was issued by Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yilan, much of Taiwan north of Chuanghua and Hualien will likely see powerful winds and heavy rain starting early this evening and well until Wednesday morning, official office and school closures are being announced across northern and eastern Taiwan for this afternoon (10th July). Please be careful on the way home.

The following are known office and school closures thus far for today→
👉Northern Taiwan:
Keelung City/Taipei City/New Taipei City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.

Taoyuan City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m. 
(Fuxing District offices and schools close at 12 p.m.)
Hsinchu City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
Hsinchu County: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
Miaoli County: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.

👉Eastern Taiwan:
Yilan County: Offices and schools close at 3 p.m.

Up-to-date listing of work and school closures in Taiwan: https://www.dgpa.gov.tw/typh/daily/ndse.html

DIRECTOR OF GENERAL PLANNING DEPartment, COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES VISIT THE EMBASSY OF TUVALU, R.O.C. (TAIWAN)/ 原住民委員會綜合規劃處王瑞盈處長拜會吐瓦魯駐華大使館 by Minute Taupo

On 4th July, 2018, Mr. Ruey-Yng Wang, Director of General Planning Department, Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP), Taiwan (R.O.C.) visited H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu at the Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan). Director Wang cordially invites Ambassador Teatu to attend "2018 Austronesian Forum" in the beginning of August this year. Indigenous peoples in Taiwan share many common grounds with Tuvaluan people; therefore, CIP and Taiwanese government expect more cooperation between Tuvalu and Taiwan in the future. Director Wang further mentioned that CIP is working with Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize the workshops and training programs for the youth and women empowerment in the coming year. We are looking forward to it!

 H.E. Limasene Teatu and Mr. Ruey-Yng Wang (Director of General Planning Department, Council of Indifenous People )

H.E. Limasene Teatu and Mr. Ruey-Yng Wang (Director of General Planning Department, Council of Indifenous People )


原住民委員會綜合規劃處王瑞盈處長於2018年7月4日拜會涂莉梅大使,邀請涂莉梅大使參加在今年8月初舉行之「2018年南島民族論壇」,渠指出本屆論壇將邀請多國代表及專家學者共同與會,同時安排部落參訪行程,盼能讓駐華使節及與會來賓更瞭解臺灣原住民文化;另原委會刻正與外交部合作,規劃婦女培力工作坊及青年職訓等計畫,盼兩國在未來有更多合作機會。

[GRADUATION SEASON] AMBASSADOR LIMASENE TEATU AND MR. SIAEKI TEATU ATTENDED TAMKANG UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY/[畢業季] 涂莉梅大使及夫婿參加淡江大學畢業典禮 by Minute Taupo

On 16th June, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu attended Tuvaluan student Ms. Akape Seu’s commencement ceremony with their Bachelor’s degree from Tamkang University. H.E. Ambassador Teatu met President of Tamkang University Dr. Flora Chia-I Chang and Dean of Office of International & Cross-Strait Affairs Dr. Pei-Wha Chi Lee at ceremony and exchanged ideas on international programs and students affairs.

 Congratulation to Akape. 

Congratulation to Akape. 

We appreciate the faculty and students' assistance both with the events and students affairs.

 H.E. Ambassador Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu with our graduate Ms. Akape Seu

H.E. Ambassador Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu with our graduate Ms. Akape Seu

涂莉梅大使與夫婿於2018年6月16日赴淡江大學出席吐瓦魯同學畢業典禮。今年吐瓦魯在淡大學士班有1位畢業生席蓓(Akape Seu),畢業於國際企業系。

涂莉梅大使非常感謝淡江大學邀請,在活動期間深深感受到淡大教職員生的熱情與用心安排,涂莉梅大使也在典禮期間與淡大校長張家宜博士、國際長李佩華博士就國際學程及國際學生事務交換意見。讓我們透過照片分享畢業同學的喜悅吧!

 H.E. Ambassador Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu with Dean of Office of International & Cross-Strait Affairs Dr. Pei-Wha CHI LEE.

H.E. Ambassador Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu with Dean of Office of International & Cross-Strait Affairs Dr. Pei-Wha CHI LEE.

[GRADUATION SEASON] AMBASSADOR LIMASENE TEATU AND MR. SIAEKI TEATU ATTENDED NATIONAL TAIWAN SPORT UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY/[畢業季] 涂莉梅大使及夫婿參加國立體育大學畢業典禮 by Minute Taupo

On 15th June, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu attended Tuvaluan students Mr. Nakibae Kitiseni’s graduation with his Ph. D’s degree from National Taiwan Sport University. We honor to have the first Tuvaluan student, receiving his Ph. D degree in Taiwan.

During the Commencement, H.E. Ambassador Teatu  met President of National Taiwan Sport University Dr. Chin-Hsung Kao and exchanged ideas on international students affairs.

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H.E. Ambassador Teatu and Mr. Teatu had great time in NTSU and experienced the passion from the energetic performances. 

 NTSU Student Performance. 

NTSU Student Performance. 


涂莉梅大使與夫婿於2018年6月15日赴國立體育大學出席吐瓦魯同學齊提(Nakibae Kitiseni)博士班畢業典禮,我們非常榮幸能有吐瓦魯同學在台灣完成學業,獲得博士學位。

涂莉梅大使非常感謝國立體育大學邀請,也透過各項表演感受到體大學生的活力與熱情;此外,在典禮期間涂莉梅大使與校長高俊雄博士就國際學生事務交換意見,也藉此感謝學校平時對吐瓦魯同學的協助。讓我們透過照片分享畢業同學的喜悅吧!

 Our Ph. D graduate Nalibae and his lovely wife Sandy.

Our Ph. D graduate Nalibae and his lovely wife Sandy.

[GRADUATION SEASON] Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu attended Ming Chuan University Commencement ceremony/[畢業季] 涂莉梅大使及夫婿參加銘傳大學畢業典禮 by Minute Taupo

On 9th-10th June, 2018, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Mr. Siaeki Teatu attended Tuvaluan students Elise Lusama, Morita Teatu, Paulo Kalamelu, Nefu Uniuni, and Alamai Napoe’s graduation with their Bachelor’s degree from Ming Chuan University. H.E. Ambassador Teatu aslo met President of Ming Chuan University Dr. Chuan Lee and exchanged ideas on international programs and students affairs.

 Congratulation to Elise, Paulo and Morita.

Congratulation to Elise, Paulo and Morita.

 H.E. Ambassador Teatu with President Dr. Chuan Lee

H.E. Ambassador Teatu with President Dr. Chuan Lee

 Congratulation to Nefu and Alamai

Congratulation to Nefu and Alamai

Elise Lusama (盧艾美), who received her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy Program (IAD), delivered the graduation speech on behalf of graduate students.  Elise’s speech for the graduation event is as follows:

涂莉梅大使與夫婿於2018年6月9-10日赴銘傳大學桃園及台北校區出席吐瓦魯同學畢業典禮。今年吐瓦魯在銘傳大學學士班共有5位畢業生,分別為:盧艾美(Elise Lusama),杜茉莉(Morita Teatu),卡保羅(Paulo Kalamelu),吳妮妮(Nefu Uniuni)及李娜曼(Alamai Napoe)。就讀國際事務與外交學程的盧艾美同學獲得成績優良獎項。

涂莉梅大使非常感謝銘傳大學邀請,並於典禮期間與校長李銓博士就國際學程及國際學生事務交換意見。讓我們透過照片分享畢業同學的喜悅吧!

Taiwan Grants Visa-Free Entry to Tuvalu Nationals/吐瓦魯國民來臺免簽證囉 by Minute Taupo

Taiwan announced visa-free entry for nationals of Nauru and Tuvalu yesterday, two of its two diplomatic allies in the Pacific, as part of its efforts to grant visa-free privileges to its allies to promote closer exchanges.

Starting June 1, 2018, Tuvalu citizens will enjoy reciprocal visa-free stays of up to 90 days, according to a MOFA (Taiwan) statement.

中華民國外交部昨天宣布自本(107)年6月起實施諾魯共和國及吐瓦魯國兩國國民來臺免簽證措施,讓臺灣友邦國民訪臺更便利。吐瓦魯國民:可免簽證停留90天。

MOFA Statement: https://www.mofa.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=8742DCE7A2A28761&s=1DE545D9ACB47B99