Taipei, A group of 36 officials from the European Union participated in two seminars held by Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) earlier this month to provide insights into Taiwan's language, politics and economy, the ministry said Wednesday.
The first forum, the 2018 Taiwan Study Seminar for EU Officials, was held Aug. 5-11 at National Chengchi University in Taipei and discussed political and economic issues, the MOE said in a press release.
The second event was the 2018 Mandarin Training Programme for EU Officials, which took place Aug. 4-17 at Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei, the ministry said.
The MOE, which has been organizing the programs annually for EU officials over the past 10 years, said that this year the participants had a backgrounds in a wide range of areas, including education, law, technology, information, economy, energy, agriculture, and European Parliament.
Bi Cheu-an (???), director general of the MOE's Department of International and Cross-strait Education, said the seminars are aimed at deepening EU officials' understanding of Taiwan, which in turn could help advance ties between Taiwan and the EU.
During the EU participants' stay in Taiwan, they also meet with various Taiwan officials, he said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel