Taiwan investment delegation to visit Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania
A Taiwan investment delegation will visit Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania Oct. 20-30 as part of government efforts to enhance business and trade ties with the EU member states, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 14.
Led by National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin, the 65-member group comprising officials and business leaders will work with regional counterparts on building interconnected and resilient supply chains for the democratic world, the MOFA said.
Taiwan, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania are like-minded partners sharing the values of freedom, democracy and respect for human rights, the MOFA said, adding that the country enjoys increasingly frequent exchanges with all three EU member states.
Relations were also strengthened by a virtuous coronavirus-combating circle in which Taiwan supplied essential medical items and the three countries responded with donations of COVID-19 vaccine doses, the MOFA said. The historic visit to Taiwan by the Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil and his delegation Aug. 30 to Sept. 4, 2020, is also a contributing factor, the ministry added.
Another encouraging development is the decision by Taiwan and Lithuania to set up reciprocal representative offices later this year, the MOFA said, adding that the facilities will create additional business opportunities for firms from both sides.
According to the MOFA, the tour is expected to expand the reach of Taiwan firms in key industrial sectors, help fast track supply chain restructuring among global democratic partners and promote peace, stability and prosperity for people.
In a tweet on its official Twitter account, the MOFA said “#Taiwan’s trade & investment tour of #Slovakia, #CzechRepublic & #Lithuania is a go! NDC Minister Kung will lead a 65-strong group to the #EU countries next month, aiming to grow tie-ups & jointly create interconnected, resilient supply chains for the democratic world.”
Source: Taiwan Today (https://taiwantoday.tw/index.php)