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Congratulatory Remarks by Deputy Minister Tien, Chung-Kwang for the 75th Independence Day of India

  • Data Source:Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Date:2021-08-15

Tien, Chung-kwang
 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 
 Republic of China (Taiwan) 
 August 15, 2021
(As Prepared for Delivery)

Mere pyaare bhaartiye doostoon
Svatantrata divas kee haardik shubhakaamanaen
Amrut Mahotsav


On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), it is indeed a privilege to deliver the congratulatory remarks in this meaningful event for the 75th Independence Day of India. Though we are not able to join the physical event during the pandemic period, I really appreciate how our Indian friends managed to overcome all the difficulties to set up this celebration with a series of cultural events on a digital platform.


For every Indian, Independence Day is celebrated to mark the day when a free and independent India was established in 1947 and to remember the sacrifices and efforts of India's great leaders who gained freedom and ensured that India emerged as a plural, democratic, and modern nation. After 75 years, now India stands proudly on the world stage and continues to thrive not only as an extraordinary democracy, but also the fastest growing major economy in the world.


As vibrant democracies, Taiwan and India enjoy a friendship that is built on shared values and mutual respect. With the joint efforts of the Indian community in Taiwan, Taiwan has received tremendous support and friendship from the social media and general public in every corner of India, and we are pleased to witness a growing and ever-closer cooperative partnership across domains such as science, medicine, technology, education, culture, and people-to-people exchanges. Most importantly, India and Taiwan have developed a shared unique value that is the surplus of trust and surplus of friendship. This was manifested as we united to fight against COVID-19 in the past few months, demonstrating that a friend in need is a friend indeed.


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Indian friends in Taiwan for your contribution and friendship. The way your community has come together and joined hands in supporting each other is truly remarkable and inspiring. I really appreciate your consistent dedication to strengthening the closer relationship between Taiwan and India in many areas.


Last but not least, I wish today's event every success, and all of you the best of health and happiness. Happy 75th Independence Day to India! Dhanyavaad!