Gambian President Sir Dawda Jawara continued his eight-day visit to Taiwan on Tuesday (17 October) by officiating at the opening ceremony for the African Museum in Taipei.
SV President Jawara invests Vice-President Yen with sash
SV President Jawara places sash around another guest
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SV President Jawara and Vice-Pres. Yen toast each other
SV President Jawara enters museum in Taipei
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LV President and party walk through museum (4 shots)
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President Jawara stands back after laying wreath
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Background: Gambian President Sir Dawda Jawara continued his eight-day visit to Taiwan on Tuesday (17 October) by officiating at the opening ceremony for the African Museum in Taipei. President Jawara, who arrived in Taiwan on Monday, was that night the guest of honour at a banquet given by Vice-President C. K. Yen.
The museum--first of its kind in Taiwan--incudes traditional and contemporary art, carved figures, masks, stone and metal sculpture, weapons, musical instruments, postal stamps, currency and other items which offer an overview of the African continent to the people of Taiwan.
Earlier, President Jawara visited the Yuanshan Martyrs Shrine to lay a wreath paying homage to the nation's war dead.
This is Sir Dawda's second visit to Taiwan. His first was in November of 1968 when he was Prime Minister. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1968 and signed an agreement on agricultural and technical cooperation in 1966.
At the banquet given in President Jawara's honour, Vice-President Yen thanked Gambia for cooperating with his country over the past few years. Sir Dawda replied that it was his country's desire that relations between the two countries should continue to be cordial.