Okinawa Prefectural Assembly and Tainan City Council cooperate to promote Agricultural exchange

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly and Tainan City Council cooperate to promote Agricultural exchange

Tainan City Council Speaker Lai Mei-hui (right) meets Zenshin Takamine, Chairman of Okinawa Prefectural Assembly, on July 21, at the OPA offices.


July 22, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 21, a delegation from the Tainan City Council, Taiwan, visited the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly to meet with its chairman Zenshin Takamine. Both parties confirmed that they will promote exchange in the fields of economics, specifically focusing on agriculture.

Council Speaker Lai Mei-hui said, “We have an active agricultural sector in Tainan, including mango farming. Okinawa and Tainan have similar climates. We want to deepen cooperation with Okinawa, in the agricultural sector and in terms of economic activity in general.”
Chairman Takamine said, “Numbers of tourists from Taiwan have decreased considerably. We request that you let people know that Okinawa is a beautiful place and a safe destination.”

The Taiwanese delegation consisting of 23 people including 11 city council members and other staff stayed two nights in Okinawa from July 19.
During their visit, they planned to visit Kadena U.S. military Air Base, Shuri Castle among other places. A delegation representing the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly will visit Taiwan in August and members of both these delegations exchanged opinions in the assembly office.

(English Translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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