European parliamentary delegation in Taiwan
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is touting the arrival in Taiwan of a delegation of the European Parliament's international trade committee -- saying it's a sign of the bloc's continuing support for Taiwan.
Speaking at a banquet in Taipei, Wu said economic coercion by authoritarian countries highlights the necessity and urgency of deepening Taiwan-EU economic and trade cooperation and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are in the best interests of the European Union.
The 13-members delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a four-day visit. It's being led by trade committee vice chair Anna-Michelle Asima-kopoulou, who has said she hopes to help accelerate the launch of a "Taiwan-EU Bilateral Investment Agreement" to further deepen bilateral economic and trade relations.
The delegation is scheduled to hold talks with senior government officials, including President Tsai, and meet with representatives of the semiconductor sector, trade unions, as well as environmental and women's rights groups.