The Taiwanese Ambassador to the UK David Lin visited Southend on Friday 19th October to learn more about the town and discuss business opportunities in the local area.
Throughout the day the Ambassador visited a number of local sites including Porters Civic House, HIVE Enterprise Centre, Pier Hill and Focal Point Art Gallery. A meeting was also held between Southend Council Cabinet Members, Council Officers and the Ambassador in order to discuss the various major projects taking place in the town.
Southend West MP Sir David Amess, who organised the visit, joined the Ambassador at the Royal Hotel for lunch with local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Southend and the Leader of the Council, before taking a tour of Southend. The delegation then met with representatives from local educational establishments including the University of Essex and South Essex College.
Ambassador Lin showed a keen interest in a number of local projects currently being worked on including the Airport Business Park plans and other initiatives that aim to bring investment into the town.
Following the visit Sir David said: ““I was delighted to welcome the Taiwanese Ambassador and his colleagues to Southend together with the Mayor of Southend and the Leader and Deputy Leader of Southend Borough Council. The purpose of the visit was not only to show the Ambassador all that we had to offer in Southend, but to secure future investment for our town.”