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Taiwan – US Maritime Patrol Working Group: A new chapter in maritime cooperation

By Caribbean News Global fav

TAIWAN / USA – Taiwan and the United States held the first video conference of the “Taiwan-US Marine Patrol Working Group”; meanwhile, Taiwan, the United States, Japan and Australia held an online international seminar “Green Energy: Creating a Clean and Sustainable Earth” under the “Global Cooperation and Training Framework” (GCTF), to understand the development trend of the international green energy industry and share the energy transition experience of various countries in response to the global climate change crisis on August 11, 2021.

Taiwan – US Marine Patrol Working Group

The Marine Patrol administration and the US Coast Guard exchanged in-depth views on maritime law enforcement, combating “Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated” (IUU) fishing activities, and joint maritime search and rescue.

“The two sides agreed that the “Taiwan-US Maritime Patrol Working Group” will hold regular meetings in the future to coordinate maritime issues of common concern in order to strengthen Taiwan-US cooperation in responding to regional maritime challenges”, the ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) explained.” At a time when the challenges facing the world are becoming increasingly complex, the strengthening of cooperation between Taiwan and the United States in the maritime field not only represents the further deepening and expansion of bilateral cooperation between Taiwan and the United States, but also demonstrates that the two sides work together to take concrete actions to promote regional peace and stability.”

The MOFA statement added: “ The Chinese government is willing to continue to promote international cooperation on maritime patrols and other maritime issues with the United States and other countries with similar ideas, and to defend a free, open and rule-based international maritime order.”

2021 GCTF Virtual Conference

The “Global Cooperation and Training Framework-Green Energy: Creating a Clean and Sustainable Earth” (2021 GCTF Virtual Conference) on August 11, was jointly organized by the MOFA, the energy bureau of the ministry of economic affairs, the institute of industrial technology, the Taipei Office of the American Association in Taiwan (AIT/T), and Taiwan, Japan Exchange Association (JTEA) and the Australian Office in Taiwan (AO).

On Green Energy: A way to a clean and sustainable earth, online international seminar. Minister of foreign affairs Wu Zhaoxie, Sandra Oudkirk,director of the Taipei Office of the American Association in Taiwan, IZUMI Hiroyasu, the representative of the Taiwan Exchange Association of Japan, and Jenny Bloomfield, the representative of Australia in Taiwan, all attended the meeting in a pre-recorded manner.

In his speech, minister Wu said: “At a time when the world is facing a climate crisis, the development of clean and renewable energy is the key to meeting the global climate goals. The Chinese government is making every effort to build Taiwan into a green energy center in the Asia-Pacific region, and has launched an innovative plan to promote innovation in green energy and technology industries under the framework of the “5+2 Industrial Innovation Plan”. Taiwan is also ready to develop green energy with the world.” Minister Wu, cited his government’s “renewable energy projects in the friendly states of St Christopher and Nevis and the Marshall Islands as examples, that “Taiwan can help, and Taiwan is helping”.

This is the first seminar held by GCTF on the topic of green energy. “We look forward to using GCTF as a dialogue platform to allow participants from all over the world to exchange experiences in green energy development, formulate industrial development strategies, work together to combat the global climate crisis, and maintain the earth forever, continued development,” the MOFA release concluded.

You Zhenwei, director of energy, ministry of economic affairs, delivered the closing speech. Experts from 50 countries including the United States, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam and European countries attended the seminar online. Representatives from various countries participated actively and the discussion atmosphere was enthusiastic.

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