Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, a prominent figure in Somaliland’s diplomatic and educational spheres, as well as a staunch advocate for women’s rights, embarked on a significant visit to Taiwan. This visit, made possible through an invitation from the Chou Ta-kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, was marked by several noteworthy events, celebrating both the strengthening bilateral relationship between Taiwan and Somaliland and the shared values that bind them.
One of the key highlights of Dr. Edna’s visit was her participation in a series of charitable events titled “Light Up Life, Illuminate the Earth,” organized by the Chou Ta-kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation. These events underscored the importance of humanitarian causes and showcased the global reach of Dr. Edna’s advocacy work.
During her visit, Dr. Ismail had the privilege of meeting with Taiwan’s Foreign Minister, Joseph Wu, and was accompanied by a delegation from Edna Adan University, including Vice President Mustafe Hassan Dahir and lawyer Ayan Aden. These interactions allowed for a meaningful exchange of ideas and further solidified the growing rapport between Taiwan and Somaliland.
Additionally, Dr. Edna Ismail had the honor of meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen, where she was recognized with the 26th Fervent Global Love of Lives award alongside other distinguished recipients. This recognition underscored the impact of Dr. Ismail’s lifelong dedication to humanitarian causes and her contributions to global society.
During her discussions and meetings, Dr. Ismail took a moment to commend Taiwan’s remarkable achievements in various sectors, including politics, economics, and the empowerment of women. She also expressed her deep appreciation for Taiwan’s consistent support and assistance to Somaliland.
In essence, Dr. Edna Adan Ismail’s visit to Taiwan not only showcased the strengthening bilateral ties between the two nations but also highlighted the shared values of democracy, human rights, and mutual understanding that unite them. This visit stands as a testament to the enduring friendship and cooperative spirit between Taiwan and Somaliland, underscoring their joint commitment to progress and positive global impact.