New U.K. rep to Taiwan vows to advance bilateral ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/25
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) The United Kingdom’s new top envoy to Taiwan said Wednesday that her country

New U.K. rep to Taiwan Catherine Nettleton

will continue to promote exchanges in trade, climate change, science and innovation, as well as people-to-people links, based on strong existing bilateral ties.

Catherine Nettleton, head of the British Office, said 2017 is the year the U.K. will begin the process to leave the European Union, stressing that the decision to do so was not about turning inward but rather becoming even more engaged in global trade. The office represents the U.K’s interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.

On trade relations with Taiwan, she said during a luncheon with the media that the U.K. will continue to promote bilateral trade, especially in areas of sustainable rail and renewable energy projects, digital economy and financial services, as well as seek more investment from Taiwan.

U.K-Taiwan trade has grown steadily over the years, Nettleton said, noting that the volume of bilateral trade reached nearly £6 billion (US$7.5 billion) in 2014, an increase of more than 50 percent over the past decade.    [FULL  STORY]

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