Taiwanese student delegation to visit Israel on exchange

Staff writer, with CNA

Wed, Jun 04, 2014 - Page 5

Following a visit by a group of Israeli university students to Taiwan, the government plans to send a delegation of students to Israel later this year to promote youth exchanges between the two countries, the Ministry of Education said.

Ten high-school students will be selected to attend the international convention for environmental youth leadership in August in Israel, during which they will discuss environmental issues with their counterparts from across the world, the ministry said.

Their planned visit follows a trip by a delegation of 10 students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem last week.

During the visit from May 25 to Saturday, the Israeli students had the opportunity to experience Taiwanese culture.

Accompanied by 10 Taiwanese students, the Israelis visited the Yehliu Geopark, the 921 Earthquake Museum, the National Palace Museum and National Taiwan University’s office of international affairs, the ministry said.

Taiwan and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding on youth affairs in 2010, and this was the fourth year in which the two sides were sending youth delegations to visit each other’s country, the ministry said.