Delegation from European Parliament visits Taiwan

The European Parliament have passed two resolutions this year, expressing support for Taiwan’s participation in international organizations

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of five representatives from the European Parliament are visiting Taiwan from Dec. 17 to 20 to seek cooperation and exchanges with Taiwan.

The delegation, led by Agustín Díaz de Mera, will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Legislative Yuan Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) through a press statement released on Monday. The delegates will also visit a number of governmental institutes, such as MOFA, the Mainland Affairs Council, and the National Development Council.

MOFA welcomed the delegation and expressed appreciation for the the passing of two resolutions by the European Parliament earlier this year, including a report about EU-China relations in September and the latest Common Foreign and Security Policy on Dec. 12. Both pieces of legislation expressed the parliament’s support for Taiwan’s participation in international organizations.

The resolutions also called for peaceful and stable cross-strait relations, and encouraged dialogue between Taiwan and China.

MOFA said cooperation and dialogue between Taiwan and the EU have continued to deepen in multiple areas over the years, ranging from cooperation in trade and industry, to human rights, labor issues, and the digital economy. The visit by the delegation this week aims to further explore mutual opportunities for the future, said MOFA.