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Scott reaches out to president of Republic of China

Gov. Rick Scott sent an e-mail Tuesday to the Republic of China's president to praise him for meeting with Florida's top professors and scientists at an upcoming conference in Taipei.

The delegation, led by Ed Moore, president of The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou at the Fourth Annual Taiwan-Florida Higher Education conference.

Scott also told the president he looks forward to continued expansion of economic and cultural ties between Taiwan and Florida.

"Recognizing the importance of higher education to the future of our state and your country is of great importance," Scott said.

If His Excellency has replied to Scott's e-mail, it's not yet visible on Sunburst, the public-access website for e-mails to and from the governor's office.

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