In accordance to the Executive Yuan's structural reorganization, the Ministry of Culture established the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center and welcomed 43 new staff members on Sept. 15.
The Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center is comprised of the General Affairs Division, the Mongolian Affairs Division, and the Tibetan Affairs Division.
Situated on the original site of the now-defunct Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission on Taipei's Xuzhou Road, the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center will carry on the responsibilities of the Commission's cultural affairs and duties.
Under the leadership of Director Hsu Kui-hsiang (徐桂香), the Center will be responsible for promoting Mongolian and Tibetan cultures, organizing programs for talent incubation, formulating policies on Mongolian and Tibetan cultural preservation and development, organizing exhibitions, maintaining and updating collections on related historical documents and artifacts, and assisting Mongolian and Tibetan communities.
Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun noted that the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission was established in 1928 under the Executive Yuan, and that its 89-year service has been invaluable.
The Ministry thanked the Commission for its long-term efforts in promoting and preserving Mongolian and Tibetan cultures, which has enriched Taiwan's society and highlighted the importance of cultural diversity and inclusiveness.
Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center