President Whipps and his delegation meeting with Taiwan President Tasai Ing-won during his state visit to Taiwan this week.

Four ministers of President Surangel Whipps Jr.’s cabinet joined him this week for a state visit to Taiwan. 

With Vice President and Minister of Justice J. Uduch Sengebau-Senior still in the Philippines accompanying her husband for a medical emergency and Minister of Health Gaafar Uherbelau in Armenia, it leaves only two out of 8 ministers on the island.

Minister of Finance Kaleb Udui Jr., Minister of State Gustav Aitaro, Minister of MAFE Steven Victor and Minister of HRCTD Ngirai Tmetuchl left on Wednesday to meet President Whipps Jr. in Taipei. 

In a zoom press conference with media this week, President Whipps revealed that there would be round table discussions with Taiwan counterparts in the areas of tourism, finance, and fisheries, to discuss collaboration opportunities during the week of the State visit.

In the latest report from the Office of the President, four documents were signed during the state visit to Taiwan, witnessed by both President Surangel Whipps Jr. and President Tsai Ing-wen.

The four documents include the Agreement on Public Finance Cooperation between the government of ROC-Taiwan and the government of Palau, the Letter of Intent for Tourism Revitalization between the two countries, the Letter of Intent for Aquaculture Development Cooperation and an Agreement Concerning the Acceptance of Seagoing Service, Education and Training of Seafarers in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Certification by Palau International Shipping Registry, between Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of Palau.

The ministers with President Whipps are expected to return next week. Vice President & Minister of Justice Sengebau-Senior will be arriving this Sunday.

President Whipps reported at the zoom press conference that he would return on October 19. 

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