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Polish economic development deputy chief arrives in Taiwan

Grzegorz Piechowiak will hold meetings with Taiwan business, science industry representatives

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Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak. (Ministry of Economic Development and Technology photo)

Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak. (Ministry of Economic Development and Technology photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Poland's Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak has arrived in Taiwan for a three-day visit to promote bilateral investment and trade.

Piechowiak, who is leading a delegation comprising of trade officials and business representatives, will hold several meetings with representatives from Taiwan’s business and science circles from May 17-19, CNA reported. He will also attend the Poland Investment Opportunities Forum, co-organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

He will also be at the second session of the Poland Investment Opportunities Forum in Kaohsiung, according to a Polish Office in Taipei press release.

The Polish economic development chief will also deliver a speech at the meeting and then will oversee the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between Poland’s Institute of Environmental Protection and the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, CNA reported.

The Polish delegation will also visit the National Development Council and Hsinchu Science Park, per the press release.

"The delegation aims to enhance economic dialogue between Poland and Taiwan, paving the way for more business cooperation and new investments," Director of the Polish Office, Cyryl Kozaczewski, said. He added that Poland is strategically located in central Europe and has a developed infrastructure, and a large domestic market, with talented professionals. "It is a great destination for Taiwanese companies willing to expand in Europe," he added.

Additionally, the MOEA issued a letter to the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association on May 4, encouraging semiconductor manufacturers to actively find opportunities to expand investment in Poland, per CNA. The MOEA emphasized that Poland is the third-largest destination for foreign investment in Europe.