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Asia-Pacific culture event in Huashan Creative Park

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said that the “2014 Asia Pacific Culture Day” is set to start next month at a local arts and exposition park.

“This event will be held from Sep. 6 to 7 at the Huashan 1914 Creative Park,” said Bob Chen (陳龍錦), incumbent deputy director-general of MOFA's Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

During the MOFA news briefing yesterday, Chen also said that in hopes of carrying out President Ma Ying-jeou's diplomatic policy ideals, the theme of this year's culture day is to use art and culture to connect Taiwan with its diplomatic allies. Performance groups from a total of 19 Asia-Pacific countries will participate in the two-day event, Chen said.

The groups will stage over 10 performances that will showcase their traditional culture, the director-general said. The scheduled performing groups and artists are from Tuvalu, Japan, Korea, the Solomon Islands, and Kiribati.

Prior to the performances, foreign envoys to Taiwan will introduce their national performers before they take the stage.

In conclusion, Chen stated that he believes that Taiwan and its Asia-Pacific partners can spend an unforgettable Moon Cake Festival through this unique cultural exchange.

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