The foreign ministry said the memorandum of understanding, signed in Taipei and Ottawa, will allow the two sides to cooperate more efficiently on medical matters and enhance mutual response to public health emergencies. The Ministry of Health and Social Care (MOHW) said the two sides will work together to strengthen global health security, digital health, and mental healthcare.
The ministry said they will also carry out training and talent exchange programs as well as joint workshops.
The MOU was signed from Taipei by Jim Nickell, Executive Director of the Canadian Trade Bureau in Taipei, and from Ottawa by Ambassador Harry H.
The Foreign Ministry said the signing ceremony was attended by health and foreign affairs officials from both sides.
Zeng said the MOU marks a milestone in cooperation between the two sides and reflects the strengthening of bilateral relations.
For his part, Nikel indicated that the memorandum of understanding will allow the two parties to improve the health and well-being of their citizens, as well as ensure the best equipment to prevent, prepare for and respond to global health emergencies in the future.