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Taiwan promises to help Lithuania switch market from China

Taiwan calls for global support for Baltic country to counter China's political and economic coercion

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MOFA Spokeswoman Joanne Ou. (Taiwan News photo)

MOFA Spokeswoman Joanne Ou. (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Friday (Dec. 30) it will help Lithuania shift its market from China and expand its supply chain security with democratic allies.

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom held a telephone conference with U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken on Thursday (Dec. 29), and all stressed their support for Lithuania as it faces down China’s threats.

According to a summary released by U.S. State Department Spokesman Ned Price, the four countries said they would stand with Lithuania, which has faced multiple forms of coercion from China after strengthening ties with Taiwan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) praised the moral courage of the foreign ministers and Lithuania for upholding democratic values. She called on other democratic countries to support the Baltic country.

MOFA pointed out that Taiwan sent an economic and trade delegation to Lithuania in October and signed six memoranda of understanding (MOU). In addition, Taiwan helped Lithuanian businesses participate in this year's Food Taipei expo, which was well-received by Taiwanese consumers.

“We firmly believe that Taiwan, Lithuania, and all those who support the relationship between the two countries are on the right side of history and that democracy will prevail,” Ou said.


Updated : 2022-05-28 18:43 GMT+08:00