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The 2017 Seminar of Overseas Community Affairs in Europe, Africa, and Central and South America
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All attendees visited OCAC and took group photos with Director General of Department of Community Affairs Kou,Tah-Wen.
Chief Secretary of Bureau of Foreign Trade gave a speech concerning Taiwan's foreign trade policy to attendees.
Group photo in Grand-Hotel (Taipei)
The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) recently held the 2017 Seminar of Overseas Community Affairs in Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. 37 leaders of overseas communities from 26 countries in Europe, Africa, and Central and South America returned to participate in the seminar. In order to make the attendees have a more comprehensive grasp on multiple dimensions of Taiwan, OCAC invited the representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mainland Affairs Council, Bureau of Foreign Trade of Ministry of Economic Affairs to deliver speeches about Taiwan's achievements in diplomacy, cross-strait relationship, and international trade. A variety of training sessions about the organization of overseas compatriot associations were also arranged in the seminar in order to assist attendees to promote the overseas community affairs more efficiently and effectively. Moreover, the one-day tour of high-tech institutions, including Hsin-chu Science Park, Industrial Technology Research Institute, and National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, was arranged to enhance attendees' comprehension of the industrial developments in Taiwan. On behalf of all attendees, Liang-chen Chen, the leader of the attendees, expressed their appreciation of OCAC's indefatigable devotion to all overseas compatriots. He urged all the attendees to disseminate OCAC's endeavor and contribution towards all overseas communities with other oversea compatriots, when they return to their countries of residence, making OCAC be able to smoothly unify the overseas compatriots around the world to work together for elevating our nation's international status.