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The ROC Embassy in Palau celebrated the 105" National Day of the Republic of China at a dinner reception
Date: 2016/10/12    Data Source: Public Diplomacy Coordination Council
The ROC embassy held a dinner reception in celebration of the 105th National Day of the Republic of China on October 6, at 6:00p.m. at Palasia Hotel Palau. In attendance were H. E. President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., Ibdul, Bilung (the Queen), Chief Justice, House Speaker, Minister of State, Minister of Finance, Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs, Minister of Education, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce, Senators, Delegates, traditional leaders, and Governors as well as overseas compatriots totaling more than 130 guests.
Ambassador Michael Y. K. Tseng delivered a speech, stating that Taiwan has become a politically democratic, economically prosperous, and Socially equitable country. On the political front, Taiwan upholds the principles of democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law, just like Palau and other advanced countries. On the economic development, Taiwan's economic performance in the past few years has not been up to our expectation, but Taiwan's economy still has a solid foundation, and will bounce back quickly when the environment changes for the better. Regarding the social equity, there are more than one third of the representatives from the Congress at the national level to the city assemblies at the local level are women, and the President we elected early this year Dr. Tsai Ying-wen is also a woman. Another effort in building a more equitable society by Taiwan's government is to reestablish the social status of the indigenous peoples in Taiwan.
Minister of State Billy Kuartei delivered remarks on behalf of the President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr.. He stated that Palau and Taiwan have established diplomatic ties for 17 years. Both countries enjoy staunch friendship, and strengthen friendship on multiple dimensions, He earnestly hoped that the cooperation between Taiwan and Palau will continue and the relationship of both countries will be enhanced.
Then Ambassador Tseng invited President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., Ibdue, Chief Justice, House Speaker and Minister of State to the stage and toasted to the guests for the prosperity of Taiwan and everlasting friendship between Taiwan and Palau.
Afterwards, the guests sang joyously "happy birthday'when the big ROC-national-flag cake was presented. Amb. Tseng cut the cake jointly with President Remengesu, Jr. and the Queen. Ensued was the DVD film "Lighting up Taiwan Inspiring Asia”, which impressed all those present. This is the evening witnessing joyous celebrating for the 105th birthday of the ROC, the first Republic in Asia.
Palau President Remengesau Jr. put up a full-page advertisement on Tia Belau and Island Times on October 10 and October 11 respectively to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He recognized Taiwan's development in democracy and economy, and also reiterated Palau commitment to Taiwan's efforts for fuller engagement in the international arena.
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    1. Ambassador Michael Y. K. Tseng invited President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. and other VIP to propose a toast

      Ambassador Michael Y. K. Tseng invited President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. and other VIP to propose a toast

    2. Ambassador Tseng (right) cut the cake in celebration of the 105 National Day of the ROC (Taiwan) with President Remengesau, Jr. (left) and Bilung (the Queen, center)

      Ambassador Tseng (right) cut the cake in celebration of the 105 National Day of the ROC (Taiwan) with President Remengesau, Jr. (left) and Bilung (the Queen, center)