THE visiting 28 youth ambassadors from Taiwan yesterday paid a brief visit to Parliament and the Speaker of Parliament Patteson John Oti.
The visiting ambassadors are in Solomon Islands from the 1st September to 5th September to engage in youth exchange programs on the theme; ‘Youth Diplomacy Brings Taiwan to you.’
The youths consisted of college students from various universities in Taiwan.
Speaker of Parliament Mr Oti thanked the students and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Solomon Islands for organising the visit.
He made a few remarks about the Parliamentary system and the role of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, the country’s geographical scatteredness and how information on Parliament is able to reach people living in the rural parts of the country.
Youth ambassadors team leader Liu Yih-Ping also thanked the Speaker for giving the youths the opportunity to get to see Parliament and to know about Solomon Islands, particularly the system of Parliament and the political setting.
The highlight of the courtesy was the cultural performance made by the students.
The youths were taken on a tour around the Parliament House and they were given the opportunity to ask questions.
Since 2009, outstanding college students in Taiwan are selected each year to travel to Taiwan’s diplomatic allies and other friendly countries.
The programs gives international perspective and leverages their creativity and fresh perspectives to introduce Taiwan to the world.
The Exchange program is being organized by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
– Parliament Media