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Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, H.E. Yonli to Lead a Delegation to Taiwan

  • Date:2006-04-24
  • Data Source:公眾外交協調會

H.E. Paramanga Ernest Yonli, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, and Madame Yonli, at the invitation of H.E. Su Tseng-chang, Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan), will lead a delegation to Taiwan on April 26. During their stay, they will call on President Chen Shui-bian, Premier Su and tour Taiwan’s major cultural and economic sites. They will also meet members of the industrial and business communities to discuss issues on investing in Burkina Faso. The delegation will depart on the evening of April 30. Premier Su Tseng-chang and Prime Minister Yonli will exchange views on the implementation and achievements of cooperative projects between Burkina Faso and Taiwan. Prime Minister Yonli will also attend the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sixth Meeting of Mixed Committee of Cooperation between our two governments. Political figures in the delegation to be led by Prime Minister Yonli include the Honorable Salif Diallo, Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Water Resources; the Honorable Benoit Outtara, Minister of Commerce; the Honorable Joseph Pare, Minister of Secondary and Higher Education and Scientific Research; the Honorable Justin Koutaba, Minister of Youth and Employment; the Honorable Jean de Dieu Somda, Minister of Regional Cooperation; and H.E. Jacques Y. Sawadogo, Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the Republic of China (Taiwan), and other officials and members of the press corps. A total of 32 people will comprise the delegation. Since the resumption of diplomatic relations in February 1994, the friendly relations between Burkina Faso and Taiwan have steadily grown stronger. Concrete achievements have been achieved in the areas of agriculture, the fishing industry, health, irrigation, infrastructure, environmental protection, broadcast networking, education, culture and vocational training. (E)