Radio Taiwan International
Date: 19 June, 2019
By: Shirley Lin
Foreign minister Joseph Wu says Taiwan must deepen its ties with friendly nations in the face of pressure fromChina. These include diplomatic allies as well as nations with shared values such as EU member states, the US and Japan.
Wu was speaking in a video played at the European Parliament on Tuesday.
Wu said that it would be a tragedy for democracy worldwide if Taiwan failed to defend its democratic system. Wu said Taiwan and the European Union are partners who share the core values of democracy, freedom, and human rights.
Wu expressed thanks to pro-Taiwan members of the European Parliament for their support. He also voiced hope for further cooperation that will advance Taiwan-EU relations. [FULL STORY]