A PNG –Taiwan Alumni Association has been formed to strengthen relationships between the two countries.
It is made up of Papua New Guineans who have been recipients of training in Taiwan over the years.
Uvenama Rova of the United Church has been elected as president while Janet Kaule of the National Development Bank has been elected as vice-president.
|Rova, Hu and Kaule with other association members at the first meeting last Friday.|
Taiwan Trade Mission representative Daniel Hu said at the first meeting last Friday that the association would help Taiwan as a growing development partner for PNG.
“Taiwan is a donor country to PNG,” he said.
“But we are different from other donors, we don’t do what we want to do, we want to do something that is needed in this country.
“So we need your input to identify those projects of mutual interest.
“That’s why I’m very happy to see that this association is formed today.
“I hope in future we can have regular meetings, formal or informal, so if you have any ideas you’re always welcome in my office.
“You represent different sectors of PNG.
“For us, we only have three people from Taiwan, so it’s hard to cover all the needs of PNG.”