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President Tsai meets delegation from Dutch Parliament and think tanks Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets delegation from Dutch Parliament and think tanks

During a meeting with a delegation from the Dutch Parliament and think tanks on the morning of October 24, President Tsai Ing-wen explained that in recent years, Taiwan has actively sought to sign a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with the European Union, which will help safeguard the interests of Dutch businesses.

VP Chen vows to deepen Taiwan’s Asia-Pacific medical ties Photos - New Southbound Policy

VP Chen vows to deepen Taiwan’s Asia-Pacific medical ties

Taiwan is a vital member of the global public health community and is working to expand medical collaboration and information sharing with countries throughout the Asia-Pacific, Vice President Chen Chien-jen said Oct. 20.

President Tsai attends 40th Congress of International Federation for Human Rights Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends 40th Congress of International Federation for Human Rights

President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony of the 40th Congress of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on the morning of October 21. She stated that throughout her time in office, her administration has worked to ensure stronger human rights protections across society, including removing job restrictions and discrimination on women in the workplace, initiating judicial reform, and strengthening our social safety net to better protect underprivileged groups.

President Tsai meets delegation from US International Republican Institute Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets delegation from US International Republican Institute

During a meeting with a delegation from the Washington-based International Republican Institute (IRI) on the morning of October 17, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that disinformation creates misunderstandings between the public and the government, undermines social harmony, and clearly damages democracy.

President Tsai meets American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty

While meeting with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty on the morning of October 16, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), and that Taiwan-US relations are at their best in decades. Taiwan will continue working closely with the United States and other like-minded countries in the region to contribute to peace, stability, and wellbeing in the Indo-Pacific region, she said.

President Tsai meets Danish Parliament Deputy Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets Danish Parliament Deputy Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard

While meeting with Danish Parliament Deputy Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard on the morning of October 17, President Tsai Ing-wen mentioned that we officially completed the construction of Taiwan's first offshore windfarm. The president stated that our goal is to have green energy account for 20% of our total energy mix by 2025. She also expressed hope that as Taiwan heads down the path of energy transition, we look forward to achieving even more via close cooperation with Denmark.

President Tsai delivers 2019 National Day Address Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai delivers 2019 National Day Address

President Tsai Ing-wen on the morning of October 10 attended the ROC’s 108th Double Tenth National Day Celebration in the plaza fronting the Presidential Office Building, and delivered an address entitled “Nation of Resilience, Forward into the World.”"

President Tsai designates TSMC founder Morris Chang as Leader’s Representative at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai designates TSMC founder Morris Chang as Leader’s Representative at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

President Tsai Ing-wen held a press conference on the morning of October 14 to announce that she will once again invite Dr. Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd (TSMC), to act as her envoy to attend the 2019 APEC Leaders' Week in Chile. The president entrusted Dr. Chang and the delegation with the mission to clearly communicate to all APEC members Taiwan's determination and achievements in promoting a "digital society" and a "smart nation."

President Tsai meets delegation led by Ms. Sandra Oudkirk from the US Department of State Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets delegation led by Ms. Sandra Oudkirk from the US Department of State

On the morning of October 9, President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation led by Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, US Department of State Senior Official for APEC and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. She reaffirmed that Taiwan is willing to strengthen cooperation with the US and other like-minded countries. Under the APEC framework, she said, we can work together to respond to the challenges of the digital economy, and enhance the economic empowerment of women.

President Tsai attends opening of Yushan Forum Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends opening of Yushan Forum

On the morning of October 8, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony of the Yushan Forum, where she stated that Taiwan is willing and able to participate more actively in regional partnerships, and China’s efforts to isolate Taiwan have done nothing but hinder regional prosperity and stability.

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