Tuvalu's Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development, Honorable Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Visits the Republic of China (Taiwan)/吐瓦魯內政部長蘇阿里奇訪問中華民國 / by Minute Taupo

From 10th to 15th September, 2015, Honorable Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, Tuvalu's Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development, was accompanied by his wife Madame Katanga Namoliki Neemia; Parliamentarian Honorable Samuelu Penitala Teo; Parliamentarian Honorable Dr. Puakena Boreham; and other officers from the Government of Tuvalu on a visit to the R.O.C. (Taiwan). Tuvalu’s Ambassador to Taiwan, Minute Alapati Taupo, and his wife Madame Seleta Kapua Taupo joined the delegation over the course of their trip.

During their visit, Minister Neemia and other distinguished guests from Tuvalu met with Ambassador Simon Shen-Yeaw Ko, Taiwan’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, and visited Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund, Speedtech Energy Co. Ltd., and Chung Shan Medical University Hospital. Additionally, the delegation traveled to the Taichung-Chuanghua-Nantou Regional Branch of the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency to personally  meet with Tuvaluan trainees studying under the "2015 Vocational Training Project for Youth in the Pacific."

The delegation’s trip to Taiwan also featured a visit to the Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan) at Tianmu’s Diplomatic Quarter, during which Tuvaluan students studying in Taiwan engaged in a special briefing with the delegation.  

2015年9月10至15日,吐瓦魯國內政部長蘇阿里奇以及部長夫人卡坦珈女士,國會議員戴伊歐,國會議員蒲肯娜女士,以及其他吐國政府官員,一同訪問臺灣。吐國政府代表團在華時,吐國駐華大使陶敏德及大使夫人陶思靈隨同代表團出席所有訪問活動。

在華時,蘇阿里奇與其他吐國貴賓會晤中華民國代理外交部長柯森耀,還拜會中山醫學大學附設醫院、宣德能源股份有限公司,以及財團法人國際合作發展基金會,亦參訪勞動部勞動力發展署中彰投分署親自問候參加「2015太平洋島國青年技職訓練計畫」的吐瓦魯學員。

此外,代表團亦至天母使館特區視察吐瓦魯國駐華大使館並與留華的吐瓦魯學生座談。

Ambassador Taupo with a gift presented by the delegation/陶敏德大使獲贈代表團所贈送之傳統草蓆

Ambassador Taupo with a gift presented by the delegation/陶敏德大使獲贈代表團所贈送之傳統草蓆

Speech by Tuvalu Student Association President Lafita Paeniu/吐瓦魯駐華學生會團長Lafita Paeniu致詞

Speech by Tuvalu Student Association President Lafita Paeniu/吐瓦魯駐華學生會團長Lafita Paeniu致詞