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MOFA launches international etiquette campaign

MOFA launches international etiquette campaign

Taipei, Jan. 14 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) launched an "international etiquette campaign" Wednesday, lining up a series of activities to promote public awareness of appropriate behavior on different occasions.
Foreign Minister Francisco H. L. Ou said at a press conference that as local people have frequent exchanges with foreigners at home and abroad, learning proper etiquette will help improve the Taiwan people's image and that of the country itself.
A vibrant civil society could be an example of the country's "soft power, " once its members become more familiar with international standards of etiquette in areas such as greeting, dining and dressing, he noted.
The MOFA introduced a pocket-sized booklet on the topic, which it published as part of the campaign. The book is available for download on the ministry's Web site and can be picked up at venues such as travel agencies, local government offices and overseas embassies and representative offices.
In addition, Ou said, nationals are encouraged to participate in an online quiz on international etiquette, starting Wednesday until Feb. 25. The quiz is posted on the MOFA's Web site and various prizes are at stake.
The ministry will also organize for its senior officials and experienced ambassadors to give about 100 speeches on the subject of etiquette and will broadcast on television a short video about the campaign in three local languages.
(by Jian Chen)




Updated : 2021-05-18 01:10 GMT+08:00