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European Parliament member visiting Taiwan on fact-finding trip

European Parliament member visiting Taiwan on fact-finding trip

Taipei, March 4 (CNA) European Parliament member Bas Bleder is currently visiting Taiwan to learn more about the political and economic developments in the country, as well as the development of cross-Taiwan Strait relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. During his March 3-6 visit, Belder, who is from the Netherlands, is scheduled to visit the Legislature, the National Security Bureau, the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council and the Straits Exchange Foundation, as well as the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the country's main trade promotion body, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry described Belder as a long-term friend of Taiwan who has been supportive of the East China Sea peace initiative proposed by President Ma Ying-jeou (???) and Taiwan's efforts to expand its participation in international organizations. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-29 10:57 GMT+08:00