Vice President Chen Chien-jen (???) said the government is planning to add elements of the new southbound policy as well as the idea of city exchanges to its "youth ambassadors" program which aims to enhance Taiwan's international exchanges.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is mulling adjustments to the program to bring it into line with the government's policy to advance exchanges between Taiwan and countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as New Zealand and Australia, Chen said.
He made the remarks at a ceremony where participants in this year's International Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program showcased the performances they gave during their overseas trips.
Noting that the youth ambassadors visited Indonesia, the Philippines, Tuvalu and Israel, Chen lauded their visits as successfully showcasing the talent of Taiwanese young people.
These young people are the leaders of the next generation, he said.
At Saturday's event, the youth ambassadors re-staged their overseas performances, including aboriginal, Han and Hakka dances, the ministry said.
Program participants were divided into four teams and visited 17 cities in 16 countries on a three-week overseas trip that began in late August, the ministry added.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel