Taipei mayor arrives in Thailand for official visit

This is Ko’s first official visit to Thailand as mayor of Taipei.

(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je arrived in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday on the second leg of his three-nation tour to promote tourism in the city.

This is Ko’s first official visit to Thailand as mayor of Taipei, as part of the government’s efforts to promote tourism as well as the 2017 Universiade, which will be held in the city in August. 

The mayor spent the last two days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in which he has signed three memorandums of understanding with the Malaysian state of Selangor to pave way for increased cooperation on transportation, innovation and smart cities.   

(Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je signs three memorandums of understanding with the Malaysian state of Selangor )

Ko and his delegation are scheduled to visit the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) and the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) today as a way to strengthen exchanges and interaction between the cultural and design sectors of the two cities.

The mayor is also expected to attend a "Taipei Night" event in the evening, which will be held at InterContinental Bangkok to boost tourism in Taipei.

He will then head for India the following day on the final leg of his tour to take part in the 2017 Taipei-New Delhi Economic Cooperation Forum.