TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tainan chapter of People to People International organization (PPTI) visited Brisbane, Australia to talk about the possibility for Tainan City to host Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum in 2021, reported the Liberty Times on Thursday, May 9.
Led by the head of PPTI Tainan Chapter, Cha Ming-bang (查名邦), the delegation visited Brisbane for seven days. It received a warm welcome from the Taiwanese community, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brisbane, and the Brisbane City Council.
The delegation will brief the Tainan City government about the application process for hosting the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum in 2021, said Cha.
In his speech at the dinner party, Cha mentioned that overseas compatriots played a key role in economic and diplomatic development for Taiwan. He called on them to continue supporting Taiwan.
Funds raised at the dinner party were donated to Brisbane’s charities in the name of PTPI. Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner, who was also a guest that night, received the donation on behalf of the city and thanked PTPI for their efforts in strengthening the friendship between Taiwan and Australia.
PTPI was established in 1956 as part of the United States Information Agency. It became privatized in 1961 as a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization and has chapters all over the world, which organize educational, cultural and charity activities to enhance international understanding and friendship.