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U.S. Partners Hold 2021 GCTF Joint Committee Meeting and Issue Joint Statement
May 5, 2022

The United States, Taiwan, Japan and Australia hold 2021 GCTF Joint Committee Meeting and issue joint statement

Date: December 17, 2021

Co-host: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) , the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), the American Institute in Taiwan’s Taipei Office (AIT/T), and the Australian Office Taipei

Content of Workshop:

On December 17, 2021, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), in partnership with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Australian Office in Taipei co-hosted the seventh Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Joint Committee meeting. During the meeting, representatives from Japan, Taiwan, the United States and Australia reviewed this year’s GCTF activities and exchanged views on priority areas of cooperation for 2022. The GCTF was established to provide a platform through which Taiwan could contribute to global problem solving and share its expertise with partners around the world. This year, GCTF full partners welcomed the Australian Office in Taipei as a full partner of the GCTF, following the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association’s entry in 2019. Through the GCTF, we continue to expand professional cooperation with like-minded countries. Next year, we plan to host GCTF workshops in the areas of law enforcement, health cooperation, sustainable oceans, gender equality, smart farming, and internet freedom and digital economy.

Key Attendees: Director General of MOFA’s Department of North American Affairs Douglas Yu-tien Hsu; Deputy Representative of JTEA Akira Yokochi; Deputy Director of AIT/T Jeremy Cornforth; and Deputy Representative of the Australian Office Taipei Michael Googan.

Number of Participating Countries: 4

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