Taiwan has donated US$1 million to help clear land mines in Syria and Iraq. The donation is part of Taiwan’s efforts in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).
Stanley Kao, Taiwan’s representative to the US, handed over the donation at a ceremony at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC on Tuesday, local time. The ceremony was also attended by John Norris, managing director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan. Terry Wolff, deputy special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS was also present, together with Laura Stone, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Since joining the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in 2014, Taiwan has donated US$25 million to the cause through governmental and non-governmental channels. The chiefly humanitarian assistance has included providing mobile hospitals and related resources.