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Remarks by Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu for the 2023 India Spring Fair

  • Data Source:Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Date:2023-04-16

Jaushieh Joseph Wu
 Minister of Foreign Affairs 
 Republic of China (Taiwan)
 April 16, 2023
 (As Prepared for Delivery)

Ladies and gentlemen:

Namaste and warm greetings to all of you!

It is a great pleasure to be here at the 2023 India Spring Fair with so many friends in Taipei. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I would like to thank Director General Das for inviting me to this wonderful event that showcases the rich cultural heritage of India. I have mentioned before that I have a special attachment to India, which is why I am always very keen to attend events like this.

The India-Taipei Association has worked tirelessly to bring this year’s Spring Fair to fruition, and it also works with the Indian community in Taiwan to hold a variety of cultural events that are essential to deepening connections between the people of Taiwan and India. The Taiwanese people are so lucky, we don’t need to travel abroad to enjoy a date with Incredible India! 

I attended a reception celebrating India’s Republic Day in January and also the Diwali festival last November. The lively dance and music left a lasting impression on me, and we created many fond memories. Today’s Spring Fair is another outstanding example of how we can foster mutual understanding and build people-to-people links through these events.

Taiwan and India are both vibrant democracies and the common values we share form a solid basis for our strong friendship. MOFA is delighted to see that an increasing number of Indian students and professionals are entering Taiwan. We will continue to work with the India-Taipei Association and the Indian community in Taiwan to advance educational, business, and cultural ties between the Taiwanese and Indian people. My deepest appreciation goes to my dear friend Gourang and all the guests here today, whose staunch support and selfless contributions continue to help strengthen the partnership between our countries.

On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, I look forward to enjoying the music, dance, and authentic Indian delicacies together with you. Thank you! Dhan-ya-vaad!