India-Taiwan relations to be strengthened

'Taiwan has affirmed its commitment to strengthen its ties with India under the New Southbound Policy'


Lion Dance group from Fo Guang Shan Educational and Cultural Center in Delhi.

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- "Taiwan has affirmed its commitment to strengthen its ties with India under the New Southbound Policy," said Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India (TECC), during the 106th National Day celebrations here. 

He said since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May 2016, Taiwan has developed five flagship projects -- from industrial supply chains to youth exchange platforms to regional farm-cooperation -- and three potential-laden fields, namely e-commerce, infrastructure and tourism, for enhanced collaboration with India.

TECC in India hosted reception to celebrate 106th National Day of Taiwan, in New Delhi, Oct. 6.

"India as the world’s largest democracy and Taiwan as the first democracy in the Chinese speaking area, both share the universal values in peace, freedom and human right, and so should work together to promote regional peace and stability, tackle transnational crimes, take actions against climate change and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together," he said.

Chen Wen-tung (center), organized "Taiwan Cuisine" at National Day reception.

About 250 guests enjoyed the Taiwan Beer served on the occasion along with six Taiwanese delicacies prepared under the supervision of chef Chen Wen-Tung from Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. .

The celebration followed with an 11-minute-long video, "Dynamic Taiwan, Embracing the World" featuring the government’s steadfast diplomacy and the society’s energy, diversity and inclusiveness. A photo exhibition on Taiwan-India relations was also held.

TECC Representative Tien delivering speech at reception.