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Legislation #: 080590 Introduction Date: 6/12/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SKAGGS
Title: Welcoming Dale W. Jieh to Kansas City as the new Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

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6/9/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/12/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080590

 

Welcoming Dale W. Jieh to Kansas City as the new Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

 

WHEREAS, on March 5, 2008, Dale W. Jieh was appointed as the Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City by the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and assumed his duties on May 3, 2008; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Jiehs position is the de facto Consul General of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Kansas City and represents the interests of Taiwan in the Midwest United States; and

 

WHEREAS, as a career diplomat, Mr. Jiehs served as the Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and posted to Thailand, Belgium and the European Union, Chicago and Washington D.C. in the United States under different capacities during his 21-years of service with the Foreign Service; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Jieh is dedicated to promoting cooperation and mutual understanding between Taiwan and the United States in economic, cultural and other areas; and

 

WHEREAS, during his tenure as Director General, Mr. Jieh desires to develop municipal partnerships between Kansas City and Tainan, Taiwan, provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships, create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened, stimulate environments through reciprocal cultural, education, tourism, business and technical exchanges and projects, and collaborate with organizations in the greater Kansas City area that share similar goals; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome Dale W. Jieh to Kansas City as the new Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dale W. Jieh with the congratulations of the Mayor and Council and their sincere best wishes for the development of international exchanges between Kansas City and Taiwan.

 

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