The 2021 Taiwan-Somaliland Trade Fair, a gateway to East Africa

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Just over a year after opening , Taiwan’s representative office in Somaliland, Horn of Africa, kicked off the second edition of the Taiwan-Somaliland Trade Fair on November 4.

In a hybrid format both face-to-face and online, some 73 Taiwanese manufacturers presented over 400 high-quality products made in Taiwan for two days in the fields of health, telecommunications, food, solar energy or auto spare parts, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking by videoconference at the opening ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yui [俞 大 㵢] noted that Taiwan and Somaliland are both at key positions on global maritime routes and can serve the world. one for the other as a springboard to their respective regional market.

By building on its cooperation with Somaliland, he explained, Taiwan hopes to develop its exchanges with East African countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, and establish with them. a mutually beneficial, transparent, responsible and sustainable relationship.

On the same day, Alexander Yui spoke by videoconference with Mohamed Hassan Saad, Somaliland’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism. At the same time, the services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke with representatives of the East African Chamber of Commerce.

Moreover, the Taipei Importers and Exporters Association signed on this occasion memoranda of understanding with the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, the Chamber of Commerce and the Addis Intersectoral Associations. -Abeba, and the Kampala Traders Association.

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