Taiwan-Italy parliamentary group established
Lawmakers across party lines on Tuesday launched the Taiwan-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association in Taipei aimed at boosting cooperation and deepening bilateral ties.
An inauguration ceremony was held at the Legislature Yuan, attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Tsai Ming-yen, and Robert Della Sala, deputy representative of the Italian Economic, Commercial and Cultural Promotion Office in Taipei.
DPP Legislator Wang Ting-yu was elected the new group's chairperson, while DPP Legislator Lin Ching-yi, NPP Legislator Wang Wan-yu, independent Legislator Freddy Lim, and KMT Legislator Chen I-hsin were elected its deputy chairpersons.
In a pre-recorded video, Italian Senator Lucio Malan, the president of the Italy-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, said Taiwan and Italy had much in common, their people could carry out exchanges in various fields, and the two countries would hopefully work together more closely based on their mutual interests.