German office in Taiwan celebrates German National Day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/05/2020
By: Emerson Lim

German Institute Taipei Director General Thomas Prinz (right) and Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. CNA photo Oct. 5, 2020

Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) The German Institute Taipei highlighted the values of freedom and democracy shared by Taiwan and Germany at its German National Day celebration in Taipei on Monday.

The German National Day banquet was held at the Grand Hyatt Taipei to celebrate the reunification of Germany on Oct. 3, 1990.

Germany's unification symbolized the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Iron Curtain between Eastern and Western Europe, said Thomas Prinz, director general of the German Institute Taipei, in his remarks at the event.

"Also, here in Taiwan, the people have fought for freedom and democracy. This deliberate decision to live in a free and democratic society is a strong bond between our nations," he said, stressing that the revival of authoritarianism demanded closer cooperation between democratic societies.    [ULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.