First German parliamentary group to visit Taiwan in 3 years to come Oct. 2

09/29/2022 02:33 PM
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Photo taken from the Facebook of German-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Klaus-Peter Willsch
Photo taken from the Facebook of German-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Klaus-Peter Willsch

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The first parliamentary delegation from Germany to visit Taiwan in three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began is scheduled to arrive in the country on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Thursday.

The seven-person delegation, to be headed by German-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Klaus-Peter Willsch, will be visiting Taiwan from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said.

The delegation will include five deputy chairs of the group which consists of parliamentarians from six different political parties, marking the first official delegation from the German parliament to visit the country since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in late 2019, Ou said.

During their five-day visit, the delegation members will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), and other senior government officials, according to Ou.

They will visit the Legislative Yuan and meet with lawmakers of the Taiwan and Germany Parliamentary Friendship Association and hold meetings with local security think tanks.

The delegation is also set to visit the Tainan Science Park to enhance two-way exchanges in trade and investment, high-tech industry, and supply-chain security, she added.

Ou welcomed the upcoming visit of the Germany delegation, saying that it was expected to further enhance bilateral cooperation and exchanges to strengthen democratic resilience and solidarity.

(By Joseph Yeh)

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