Slovak delegation led by Vice President arrives in Taiwan

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) A Slovak delegation, led by Deputy Speaker of the Slovak National Council Milan Laurenčík, arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a visit aimed at promoting parliamentary interactions and city-to-city exchanges, as well as cooperation bilateral in economic matters. , commercial and technological.

The delegation was greeted by Taiwan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Tseng (曾厚仁) and Slovakian Representative to Taiwan Martin Podstavek after their EVA Airway flight BR-66 landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 7:21 a.m.

At the airport, Laurenčík told reporters that his country stands with Taiwan, and this visit is “proof of that.”

Members of the visiting group include Bratislava region president Juraj Droba and Peter Osuský, a Slovak lawmaker and chairman of the Slovakia-Taiwan parliamentary group.

In its June 2 press release announcing the June 5-10 visit, the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said the delegation would also include parliamentarians Anna Zemanova, Tomas Lehotsky, Miroslav Ziak and Andrej Stancik.

Droba, meanwhile, would be accompanied by Malacky Mayor Juraj Riha, his secretary Andrea Urmanicova and regional manager Michaela Kunska, MOFA said.

During their six-day stay, visitors will meet President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and other senior government officials, including Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), Assembly Speaker legislative You Si-kun (游錫堃) and foreign personalities. Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), according to MOFA.

The delegation will also travel to Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan to meet Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁). In Kaohsiung, Droba will sign a partnership agreement with the municipality and participate in an investment fair, MOFA said.

This is the second delegation the Slovak Republic has sent to Taiwan in six months, following the visit of a 43-member delegation led by the country’s deputy economy minister in December 2021.

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