Philippines' ex-president visits Taiwan to promote exchanges
Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos arrived in Taiwan Wednesday on a four-day visit to promote exchanges between the two countries.
During his visit, Ramos will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and several friends in the political and business circles to explore mutually beneficial opportunities within the Taiwan government's New Southbound Policy, according to Chen Wen-ju, the founding chairman of the Taiwanese Chamber of the South Philippines, which helped to organize the trip.
Ramos, 89, and four of his family members are traveling with a trade delegation comprising 31 members of the Taiwanese chamber, Chen said.
Given Ramos' influence in the Philippines' political arena, his visit to Taiwan is expected to help promote bilateral exchanges, Chen said.
According to Ramos' itinerary, he will meet with Tsai, former President Ma Ying-jeou, former Vice President Vincent Siew, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang, and opposition Kuomintang Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu and will visit several government departments in Taiwan.
The delegation is scheduled to return to Manila Saturday. (Courtesy of CNA)