German economics official visits Taiwan
A German government economics official is visiting Taiwan on what officials are describing as a "two-day low-profile trip" this week.
Franziska Brantner arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday. Brantner is parliamentary state secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
Reports sayher itinerary was planned and arranged by the German InstituteTaipei. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the government is happy to see frequentinteractions and exchanges between Taiwan and Germany. Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Yui will be hosting a banquet in her honour.
Brantner's visit comes after Berlin confirmed that Bettina Stark-Watzinger, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, will be holding talks with National Science and Technology Council Minister Wu Zheng-chong, who is currently visiting Germany.
That meeting will be the first time a German minister has held talks with a Taiwanese counterpart.Wu is in Germany this week to attend the 20th conference on economic cooperation between Taiwan and Germany.