Philippe Yace, President of the Ivory Coast National Assembly arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (June 2) for an eight-day visit at the invitation of the Taiwan Government.
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SV Yace out of car & greeted By Mr Yen & into building (6 shots)
SV Yace leaving airport
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SV Yace bowing in front of wreath (3 shots)
Crippled child TILT UP TO Mrs Yace (2 shots)
SV Children in swimming pool PAN TO Mrs Yace
SV Foreign Minister Wei Tao-ming addressing Mr Yace
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Background: Philippe Yace, President of the Ivory Coast National Assembly arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (June 2) for an eight-day visit at the invitation of the Taiwan Government.
Mr Yace, accompanied by his wife, arrived with nine other delegates. The party was met at the Taipei international airport by the Taiwan Vice-President and premier C.K. Yen and by the Foreign Minister Wei Tao-ming.
In his arrival statement Mr Yace praised the achievements of Taiwan in agriculture, industries and cultural affairs. It could serve as a model for Asian countries. He expressed the hope that his visit would strengthen relations between the two countries.
Chinese agriculturalists working in the Ivory Coast have contributed much to the increase of rice out put, he added. Rice production has reached 100,000 tons annually and the Ivory Coast hopes to the self-sufficient in rice in five years time.
Mr. Yace visited the Martyrs' shrine of Yungshan where he laid a wreath in memory of the war dead.
Mrs Yace visited the Jen Hsicing Rehabilitation Centre.
Foreign Minister Wei Tao-ming was host to Mr Yace and his party in the evening at the Taipei Guest House where he decorated the President of the Ivory Coast Assembly with a medal of the "Brilliant Star". The medal was awarded to Mr Yace in recognition of his contributions to the promotion of Sino-Ivory Coast relations.