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1 Signed and exchanged on May 31, and August 13, 2001 Entered into force on August 13, 2001
31 May 2001
Hon. Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
Minister of Housing and Agriculture
State of Bahrain

Dear Minister al Khalifa:

I have the honor the refer to ypur letter of 23 May 2001 addres-
sed to Mr. Liu Kuo-Hsing, Representative of the Trade Mission of
the Republic of China (ROC) in your good country, concerning yo-
ur request for a renewal of the present Agreement of Agricultur-
al Technical Cooperation between our two countries.

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of China, I am very
delighted to reply to Your Excellency that my Government, being
desirous of furthering the cooperation and friendly relationship
with the State of Bahrain, hereby agrees to reneew the aforemen-
tioned Agreement for another two years to the date of 8 June 200

As to your request for adding 2-3 members to the existing team
of our Agricultural Technical Mission stationed in your country,
due to the constraint of our budget, I regret to inform you that
we are not able to offer more team members. However, I would li-
ke to assure you that I will insteruct our Agriculture Technical
Mission to work harder in providing technical assistance to meet
your country's needs. Please accept, Your Excellency, the assur-
ance of my highest consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Hsi-huang Chen PH.D.
CC:Ministry of Foreign Affairs
International Cooperation and Development Fund

H.E. Dr. Hsi-huang Chen
37 Nanhai Road, Taipei
Taiwan 100
Republlc of China

Dear Dr. Hsi-huang Chen,

I acknowledge with thanks your letter no. 01-CHR- dated 31 May 2
001 concerning the renewal of Agreement on Agricultural Technic-
al Cooperation between our two countries for the next two years.
On behalf of the Government of Bahrain, I extend my appreciation
for the work being done under the Agricultural Technical Mission
stationed in Bahrain.

At present the horticultural activities are limited to florlcul-
ture. However, in the future, we would be in need of additional
experts to cover other areas for agricultural improvement and
productivity. Therefore, this should be considered in order to
have a detailed and comprehensive assessment of agricultural se-

WE thank you for your assistance and look forward to continue s-
trengthening the mutual cooperation between our two countries.

Yours sincerely,

Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
Minister of Housing & Agriculture