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Mayor Meets Daegu Counterpart, Exchanges Views on Universiade Preparations

Following his speech at the Mayors Forum, Mayor Ko Wen-je met with Daegu Metropolitan City Mayor Kwon Young-jin of South Korea on July 10. The mayor of Taipei is in Singapore to attend the World Cities Summit 2016.
Ko noted that Daegu City was the host for the Summer Universiade in 2013. Taipei, on the other hand, is the host for the upcoming event in 2017. The mayor hopes to invite Mayor Kwon to the opening ceremony for the Summer Universiade in Taipei.
The two also talked about Daegu’s Chicken and Beer Festival, which will also see the performance by an orchestra from Taipei. The mayor of Taipei also presented his Korean counterpart with the city key and a Universiade gift set.
Kwon remarked that he is happy to see that Taipei will host the Universiade in 2017. Receiving the invitation from Mayor Ko, Kwon said he will do his best to visit Taipei next year. He also took the opportunity to invite Ko to the upcoming World Water Cities Forum as part of the Korean International Water Week in Daegu.
During the press event after the meeting, the media asked Mayor Ko whether he discussed the Universiade with Mayor Kwon. He replied yes, and recalled that Kwon spoke enthusiastically about the upcoming Chicken and Beer Festival in Daegu in July during their conversation.