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Joint Statement on the 2022 Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Joint Committee Meeting


Joint Statement on the 2022 Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Joint Committee Meeting

7 December 2022


On 7 December 2022, the Australian Office in Taipei (AO), Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), co-hosted the eighth Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Joint Committee meeting.

In the meeting, the GCTF full partners reviewed this year’s GCTF activities and exchanged views on priority areas of cooperation as we transition back into in-person GCTF workshops.  

The GCTF has served as a platform to enable Taiwan to engage with likeminded partners to jointly address global challenges and share expertise around the world. Since the GCTF was founded on 1 June 2015, we have organized 55 international workshops with a total of over 6000 participating government officials and experts from over 120 countries.  

We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments made by Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Australia this year.  In 2022, we successfully held seven GCTF events in hybrid format, which featured an array of co-host partners including the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Slovakia, Israel, and the Netherlands. The wide range of topics addresses a variety of global issues, including digital crimes, gender-based violence, public health, sustainable oceans, smart agriculture, sustainable development, and sustainable aviation. 

In addition, the GCTF franchise model this year included three separate events in India, Saint Lucia, and Israel, on the topics of digital healthcare, women’s empowerment, and the digital economy. 

Next year, we plan to continue deepening and expanding the scope of GCTF cooperation. We plan to hold workshops on topics spanning pandemic preparedness, sustainable development, sustainable aviation, law enforcement cooperation, humanitarian response and disaster relief, internet freedom, and maritime disasters. We welcome partners to join us in the GCTF program for 2023.   


Australian Office in Taipei  

Representative Jenny Bloomfield 


Ministry of Foreign Affairs  

Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu 


American Institute in Taiwan 

Director Sandra Oudkirk 


Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office 

Chief Representative Hiroyasu Izumi