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MOFA welcomes visit by Czech Chamber of Deputies delegation
Date: 2018/11/30    Data Source: Public Diplomacy Coordination Council
November 30, 2018
No.310

A five-member, cross-party delegation from the Czech Republic’s Chamber of Deputies led by its Vice President Vojtech Pikal is visiting Taiwan from November 26 to 30 at the invitation of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes their visit.

The delegation seeks to gain deeper insight into Taiwan’s political and economic development, cross-strait relations, and local government operations in Taiwan. They will meet with Vice-President Chen Chien-jen and call at the Legislative Yuan, Executive Yuan, National Security Council, National Development Council, Taipei City Government, and Czech Economic and Cultural Office. They will also tour the National Palace Museum and Taichung World Flora Exposition and visit Hiwin Technologies Corp.

In addition to Vice President Pikal, the delegation consists of Marek Benda, Chairman of the Czech Republic-Taiwan Parliamentary Platform and longstanding friend of Taiwan; Pavel Blazek, who previously served as Justice Minister; Helena Langsadlova, Member of the Czech Republic-Taiwan Parliamentary Platform; and Pavel Plzak. Their trip highlights the cross-party friendship and support for Taiwan in the Czech Chamber of Deputies.

Based on shared values of freedom, democracy and human rights, the Czech Chamber of Deputies has issued numerous statements over the years friendly to Taiwan, supporting Taiwan’s international participation as well as the signing of a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) between Taiwan and the European Union. The Czech delegation’s stay in Taiwan under the leadership of Vice President Pikal will certainly enhance the substantive and cordial relations between Taiwan and the Czech Republic and further deepen parliamentary exchanges.(E)