City Inks MOU on Exchange with Gyeonggi-do
Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the MOU signing event with South Korea’s Gyeonggi-do regarding exchange and training programs for public servants of both municipalities on August 2.The document was signed by Commissioner of Civil Servant Development Paul Chu and his counterpart from the human resources development Institute in Gyeonggi-do. The two sides presented each other with gifts including a Yong bell made from glass and Korean red ginseng. During his address, the mayor noted that talents are the most important asset for nations and government. Outstanding talents help to enhance the competitiveness of the nation. He recalled from his visit to Seoul and Gwangju two years ago that South Korea has invested much effort in the incubation of talents. Even civil servants from other nations attend courses organized by personnel training centers of municipal governments. Citing a previous meeting with the head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture at Columbia University, Ko pointed out that the scholar mentioned the emphasis placed by South Korea’s public sector and companies on training talents, sending many of them for studies at Columbia. In addition to sending people abroad, the nation also tries to attract top talents from around the world. It is something that Taipei City Government can look into.Ko noted that a group of civil servants from city hall will attend the training program at Gyeonggi-do this year, and he also looks forward to welcoming public servants from South Korea to Taipei in 2018.