A Taiwanese delegation led by two ministers began a tour of three European countries to deepen economic ties.
The delegation left Taiwan on a chartered plane on Wednesday evening. The tour until October 30 will take the delegation to Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania.
Taiwanese Foreign Ministry said the team of more than 60 includes National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin and Science and Technology Minister Wu Tsung-tsong as well as businessmen. IT, precision equipment and other businesses.
The ministry also said that in the three countries, the delegation will discuss trade and investment expansion, supply chain cooperation and other issues.
The three countries have provided Taiwan with COVID-19 vaccines. The President of the Czech Senate visited Taiwan last year. Lithuania and Taiwan are preparing to establish representative offices on each other’s soil.
Last month, the European Union announced its strategy for the Indo-Pacific region, which includes efforts to intensify economic ties with Taiwan.
Taiwan’s foreign ministry also said arrangements were being made for its minister, Joseph Wu, to visit Europe at an early date.
The development is likely to cause a strong reaction from China.