Taiwan presents silver plates to rescued Chilean miners.


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1Taiwan presents silver plates to rescued Chilean miners .
2Taiwan has presented congratulatory letters and silver-coated plates to 33 rescued Chilean miners for their bravery and ingenuity while trapped in a collapsed mine in northern Chile , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -LRB- MOFA -RRB- said Friday .
3Taiwan 's representative office in Chile has also conveyed the warmest wishes of the government and people and their admiration for the remarkable rescue effort to Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno , the ministry said in a statement .
4The representative office said in its letter to Moreno that Chile 's government should be recognized and congratulated for the professional , compassionate and efficient manner in which it handled the unprecedentedly complex rescue under the leadership of President Sebastian Pinera .
5The miners ' ordeal of surviving being trapped 624 meters underground for 69 days was an inspirational feat of endurance and resilience and a triumph of the human spirit , the letter said .
6Meanwhile , the ministry said the congratulatory letters and gifts for the 33 miners were forwarded through a proper Chilean channel .