TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced the arrival of French senators in Taiwan.
The eight-member delegation, led by Senator Cyril Pellevat, will visit Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) and Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌), as well as tour the ministries of Economic Affairs, Culture, and Science and Technology. The purpose of the four-day visit is to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
MOFA also mentioned that the French delegation’s visit comes at a time when Taiwan and France are extensively collaborating in the fields of commerce, technology and air transportation, therefore, making the visit all the more crucial.
In Europe, France is Taiwan’s fourth-largest trade partner and one of the most essential partners in technology in the world.
Out of the eight senators, it is the first-time visit to Taiwan for seven of them, namely, Cedric Perrin, Jean-Francois Rapin, Francois Bonhomme, Mathieu Darnaud, Claude Kern, Nicole Duranton and Philippe Mouiller.