torsdag 4. november 2021

EU delegation meets Taiwan president on first official trip

The head of a European Parliament delegation on its first official visit to Taiwan said Thursday that it’s “high time” for the European Union to step up cooperation with the self-ruled island, which is also claimed by China. Thirteen lawmakers from the Parliament’s committee on foreign interference in democratic processes met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on the second day of their three-day visit.

“We came here with a very simple, very clear message. You are not alone,” said Raphael Glucksmann, the French chair of the committee. “Europe is standing with you, by you, in the defense of freedom and the defense of rule of law and human dignity.”

“It is high time for the European Union to step up its cooperation with Taiwan,” she said.