Taiwan and Germany sign science and tech agreement
Taiwan and Germany have signed a science and technology agreement.
The signing of the deal in Taipei was witnessed by Germany's Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger, who is the first German minister to visit Taiwan in 26 years.
After the signing ceremony, Stark-Watzinger said the agreement is aimed at enhancing development and innovation in scientific research cooperation, to create added value for both countries and to address global challenges.
The agreement was signed by German Institute Taipei Director-General Jorg Polster and Taiwan's representative to Germany Xie Zhi-Wei.
Under the agreement, Taiwan and Germany will enhance cooperation in such areas as artificial intelligence applications, semiconductors, IC design, automobile, hydrogen energy and education, specifically learning Chinese language.
Stark-Watzinger is heading a 14-member delegation to Taiwan and will be meeting Education Minister Pan Wen-chong later today to exchange views on issues regarding Chinese language education and academic semiconductor institutions.