Welcome Letter

Dear Friend,

The Africa Taiwan Economic Forum (ATEF) is held jointly by African Embassies and Trade offices in Taiwan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ROC.

African countries offers opportunities for trade and investment, and the combined population of 200 million people provides a potentially lucrative market for Taiwan's commerce. However, Taiwan's trade and investment relationship with Africa is minute when compared with other regions in the world. ATEF has been established to correct this imbalance. It intends to offer a one-stop service to Taiwan's business community by providing valuable information on trade and investment opportunities presented by these African countries, as well as guidance to prospective investors and businesspeople who seek to expand their interests into Africa. This applies particularly to identifying centres in Africa, which can serve as bases for manufacturing industry utilising Taiwan's well-developed technological and international marketing expertise.

This office also seeks to promote the remarkable cultural and environmental diversity that makes these countries exciting tourism destinations. There are important new initiatives from Africa that seek to reverse widely held perceptions of a continent that is at odds with itself. Africans have been working very hard to embark upon a new plan for African good governance, renewal and reconstruction in conjunction with industrialised countries. This is the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), which was formally launched in 2002.

It is the right time for Africa to step onto the international stage and to enhance its economic relationship with the ROC. Manufacturers in Taiwan can use various professional services and programmes to develop the African market. In this regard, I invite you to visit us in the ATEF office, to exchange ideas, to do research on the African business environment, to invest in specific sectors, and to launch your business to a new peak.

Sincerely yours,

Richard Lin/Executive Director
Africa Taiwan Economic Forum

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