Date: April 28, 2016
Legislators from Taiwan’s ruling and opposition parties are promoting interparliamentary diplomacy with their counterparts around the world as evidenced by the establishment of over 40 international friendship groups in the Legislative Yuan.
This approach has reached a new level following the commencement of the ninth Legislative Yuan in February. The past two months saw a flurry of tie-ups between Taiwan’s highest lawmaking body and those in Canada, India, Japan, South Korea, as well as Australasia and Latin American countries.
Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Kuan Bi-ling, chairwoman of the newly founded Taiwan-India Parliamentary Friendship Association, said her group plays a substantive role in complementing the diplomatic efforts of the government. [FULL STORY]