As part of the ICDF Cooperation Framework Agreement by the Republic of Somaliland and ROC (Taiwan) on 17 August 2020, the Ministry of Health Development and Taiwan Technical Mission in Somaliland have signed an agreement on the Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project.
In addition to the healthcare agreement signed today, Taiwan and Somaliland will further cooperate on projects to enhancing the e-Government capability and improve vegetable and fruits production and quality improvement.
According to a statement released by Taiwan’s Representative Office in Somaliland regarding the opening of the Taiwan Technical Mission in Somaliland and the signing of the healthcare agreement, the ICT Implementing Arrangement and Agriculture Implementing Arrangement are expected to be signed in December. The statement added that all of these projects will officially commence on January 1st, 2121.
In his remarks Taiwan’s Ambassador in Somaliland Hon. Allen C. Lou said “The opening ceremony today is the symbol of Taiwan’s strong determination to work with the like-minded partners and natural allies to implement the cooperation projects in Somaliland.”
Continuining his remark, Ambassador Lou described why the Taiwan Model is different than traditional aid and said “Taiwan can help. Taiwan is helping. Taiwan can contribute and has long been contributing on many fronts. Our effort is proudly described as the Taiwan Model. The spirit of the Taiwan Model is: Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. We are ready to share with Somaliland and the East African countries”.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Liban Yusuf Osman who presided over the signing ceremony on behalf of the Somaliland government praised Taiwan for its highly skilled workforce and technological advancement.
The Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project agreement was signed by the Director General of the Ministry of Health Development Dr. Mohammed Abdi Hergeye on behalf of the government of Somaliland and Mr. Mars Shiue, Leader of Taiwan Technical Mission.