TUVALU PRIME MINISTER TALAKE WINDS UP WEEKLONG VISIT TO
By Lilian Wu
TAIPEI, Taiwan (April 22, 2002 - Taiwan Central News Agency)---Tuvalu
Koloa Talake left for home Monday after winding up a weeklong visit to the
Talake, who arrived in Taipei April 16th, called on President Chen
Yu Shyi-kun and Foreign Affairs Minister Eugene Chien during his visit.
During his meeting with President Chen April 18th, Talake said that he was
Taiwan's development in every aspect and that his country can learn from
terms of its economic development.
He also reaffirmed that Tuvalu cherishes its friendship with the Republic
of China and
will continue to support Taiwan's bid for a seat in the United Nations.
Chen noted that Tuvalu established diplomatic relations with the ROC in
1979, one year
after its independence, and that the two nations have worked closely
during the past 23
Tuvalu joined the United Nations in September 2000, becoming its 289th
Talake also visited various cultural and fishery establishments during his
Taiwan, as well as the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, the heart of