Date: October 31, 2016
A delegation from the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) is visiting
Taiwan to learn more about the country’s economic and political developments, as well as cross-strait relations, while promoting Taiwan-EU ties, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 30.
Led by European Parliament Vice President Ryszard Czarnecki, the group comprises four other members of the EP: Nikolay Barekov, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Bernd Kolmel and Bernd Lucke, as well as Stephen Woodard, deputy secretary-general of the ECR.
During their weeklong stay until Nov. 4, the group will be received by Vice President Chen Chien-jen and Legislative Yuan President Su Jia-chyuan, as well as attend a banquet hosted by MOFA Minister David Tawei Lee. It is also scheduled to meet with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Mainland Affairs Council, and visit Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), European Economic and Trade Office in Taipei and European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan. [FULL STORY]