23 Mar 2010

Taiwan's President recognises work of Taiwanese medical doctors in Marshall Islands

8:53 am on 23 March 2010

Taiwan's President, Ma Ying-jeou, has recognised the work of a team of Taiwanese medical doctors for restoring eyesight to nearly 40 Marshall Islanders.

Mr Ma, who was making his first visit to the Marshall Islands, says this was a good way to provide for the desperate need for medical care of the people of the Marshall Islands.

He was welcomed in Majuro by President Jurelang Zedkaia after flying in from Guam where the presidential plane made a refuelling stop.

During the week-long tour, Mr Ma will also visit Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

Mr Ma is expected to discuss with his counterparts agriculture, solar energy and long-term development.

The Taiwanese delegation is 90-strong and includes many journalists.