Taiwan, Rhode Island sign driver's license agreement

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Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan has signed a reciprocal driver's license agreement with Rhode Island, the 28th state in the United States to enter into such a bilateral deal with Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday.

Under the agreement, licensed drivers from Taiwan and Rhode Island can apply to obtain a license in each other's territory without having to take road or written tests.

Taiwan is the first foreign government with which Rhode Island has signed this type of agreement, MOFA said in a statement.

The arrangement will make life easier and more convenient for Taiwanese citizens living, working or studying in Rhode Island, the ministry said.

The agreement was signed Thursday by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston and the Division of Motor Vehicles under Rhode Island's Department of Revenue, the ministry said.

More than half of the 50 U.S. states have similar arrangements with Taiwan, and Rhode Island was the third to sign the reciprocal driver's license agreement this year, after New Mexico and Louisiana, according to the ministry.

(By Elaine Hou and Elizabeth Hsu)
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