TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Continuing on his tour of Baltic nations, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) met Friday (Nov. 10) with Vytautas Landsbergis, the first president of Lithuania following its 1990 independence from the Soviet Union.
In Estonia on Wednesday (Nov. 8), Wu made a speech at the International Center for Defense and Security, where he warned of China’s global expansionist intentions. Estonia was the latest Baltic country to work on allowing Taiwan to open a representative office in its capital.
In Lithuania Friday, he addressed the "Future of Democracy" forum to expand on the threats to freedom and democracy in the Indo-Pacific region. At the event, Wu was seen shaking hands with Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, the Liberty Times reported.
He also paid a visit to Landsbergis, the first head of state when Lithuania became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union. His grandson Gabrielius Landsbergis is the country’s current minister of foreign affairs.
When Taiwan opened its office in the capital Vilnius in November 2021, both men attended the ceremony, Wu said. The foreign minister’s tour of the three Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will end on Sunday (Nov. 12).