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Representative of Netherlands Office Taipei Guy Wittich Shows Appreciation for Medical Personnel in Taipei with Tulips and Stroopwafels

 
Representative of Netherlands Office Taipei Guy Wittich Shows Appreciation for Medical Personnel in Taipei with Tulips and Stroopwafels.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic’s growing severity globally this year, Netherlands Office Taipei cancelled its annual King’s Day celebration on April 27th and decided to import fresh tulips and stroopwafels from the Netherlands instead to express appreciation and encouragement for frontline medical personnel at Taipei City Hospital.
 
During the donation ceremony, the Representative of Netherlands Office Taipei, Mr. Guy Wittich, presented 120 bouquets of tulips and 60 boxes of stroopwafels to Taipei City Hospital. The spokesperson of the Taipei City Government, Ambassador Chou, Tai-Chu, received the gifts and in return presented a certificate of appreciation on behalf of Mayor Ko, Wen-Je. Mr. Wittich initiated this donation. The tulips were transported by air in cold storage from the Netherlands and symbolized blessings and love from friends afar.
 
Netherlands Office Taipei has long promoted mutual cooperation on economic and trade investment between the Netherlands and Taiwan. The office also has close friendship with the Taipei City Government. Besides organizing international activities together, the office has helped arrange Mayor Ko’s visit to major cities such as Eindhoven, Utrecht, and Almere in the Netherlands. Cooperation with Dutch cities on smart cities, innovative industries, and sustainable development will improve Taipei City’s international visibility.
 
The COVID-19 epidemic has led to the postponement or cancellation of many international exchange programs and activities. However, the donation by the Netherlands Office Taipei is an excellent example of international cooperation in epidemic prevention without boundaries.