Radio Taiwan International
Date: 01 September, 2020
By: Paula Chao
Despite pressure from China, Vystrčil is leading a 89-person delegation from the Czech Republic on a five-day visit to Taiwan.
Vystrčil is the first foreign parliamentary speaker to give a speech at the Legislature in 45 years. On Tuesday, he was awarded a diplomatic medal of honor by Legislature President Yu Shyi-kun.
Vystrčil said Taiwan and Czech have a similar fate as both are working hard to pursue freedom and democracy. Vystrčil also said law-making bodies all over the world should safeguard democratic principles, rather than suppress freedom through legislation. [FULL STORY]