Military personnel exchanges important for Taiwan: Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen says military personnel exchanges are important for Taiwan. Tsai was speaking Wednesday while meeting with military officers from Belize, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru.

The officers are in Taiwan to participate in an exchange program sponsored by National Defense University. Originally established in 1964, the program aims to offer training to military personnel in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean region.

Tsai talked about the importance of military personnel exchanges.

"We look forward to having closer interactions with your country whether they are overseas trips or exchanges in various disciplines. The program has a long history and is an important part of our military exchanges in the international community," Tsai said. "Through this mechanism, we are able to invite distinguished military officers to visit Taiwan to conduct exchanges in officer training and courses like national military strategy."

Tsai said Taiwan's military personnel receiving training overseas told her that military exchanges have helped broaden their global views and improved their professional knowledge.

Source: Radio Taiwan International