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Date: January 5, 2004
TAIWAN GOVERNMENT HOSTS ATTORNEY GENERAL DELEGATION
Attorney General Brady one of six delegates
(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General M. Jane Brady and a delegation of state Attorneys General are meeting this week in Taiwan with officials from that country’s government and justice system. Brady and five of her counterparts from other states and territories, were invited by the Taiwan government to discuss its legal system and explore areas for cooperation on a variety of legal issues. The trip, which is financed by Taiwan, is also designed to promote understanding between the countries. Meetings will be held with Taiwan’s Minister of Justice, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Chief Prosecutor, the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Administration, the Vice Chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development and the Mayor of the City of Taipei. The delegation will also visit the Taoyuan’s Women’s Prison and the College of Law at the National Taiwan University.
“I am excited about the opportunity to meet with professionals in a very different justice system,” said Brady. “I look forward to sharing our country’s experience and perspective with the leaders of the justice system in Taiwan.”
The delegation expects to discuss matters of mutual concern such as computer crime and conditions of confinement in prisons. The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) coordinated the trip to Taiwan with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, D.C. Lynne M. Ross, Executive Director of NAAG commented, “The National Association of Attorneys General has had an on-going legal exchange with the Republic of China for many years. This trip provides an opportunity for Attorneys General to gain an understanding of the legal system of the Republic of China which enjoys a friendship and working relationship with the U.S.”
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson will lead the delegation which includes Attorney General Brady, Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes, and the Attorney General of Guam, Doug Moylan.