Taipei Mayor Ko Wenzhe today invited representatives of more than 20 Day and Night partners, including the French Association in Taiwan and Lin Kunying Artistic Director, to present certificates of appreciation, and plans to invite the Mayor of Paris to Taipei next year to participate in the grand event.

(Provided by Taipei City Government)

[Reporter Zheng Mingxiang/Taipei Report] The Taipei City Government has been well-received for holding the Day and Night for successive years. This year's Day and Night attracted 1.47 million online and 460,000 offline participants, making Taipei City the birthplace of Daylight outside Paris. As the largest city, Taipei Mayor Ko Wenzhe has invited representatives of more than 20 partner organizations, including the French Association in Taiwan and Lin Kunying Artistic Director, to present certificates of appreciation, and plans to invite Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to come to Taipei next year to join in the grand event.

The Beijing Municipal Government held an award ceremony before the municipal meeting today. The mayor presented a certificate of appreciation to representatives of more than 20 cooperative units, including French Ambassador Jean-Francais Casabonne-Masonnave, the French Association in Taiwan, and Lin Kunying Artistic Director.

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Zhou Taizhu, Director of Foreign Affairs of the North City Government, said that Day and Night originated in Paris. In order to expand the event, the North City Government plans to invite Paris Mayor Hidalgo to come to Taipei to participate in the grand event next year. Unblocking, welcoming the post-epidemic explosion of tourism, and strengthening exchanges with major international cities will help win huge tourism business opportunities.

Gongsun Meng said that he was surprised that this year's Day and Night in Taipei City could attract 2 million visitors and was honored to participate in the co-organization. Regarding the invitation of the Mayor of Paris to participate in the Day and Night of Taipei next year, Leslie Leslie, Director of the Cultural Office of the French Association in Taiwan (Cecile Renault) said that he would convey the invitation of the North City Government.

Lei Shiya mentioned that in addition to cultural activities, Mayor Hidago attaches great importance to sustainable energy policies, while Taiwan has vigorously promoted wind power generation in recent years, and France has a considerable number of offshore wind power manufacturers and technicians to develop in Taiwan, thank Beishi The government assisted in the establishment of a French school in Taipei in September this year to solve the problem of education for the children of French citizens living in Taipei.

Future cultural exchanges and sustainable energy are important cooperation issues for the deepening of the relationship between Taipei and Paris.