Vice President-elect Lai speaks out for religious freedom

Focus Taiwan
Date: 02/05/2020
By: Chiang Chinye, Hsu Wei-

Vice President-elect Lai Ching-te

Washington, Feb. 4 (CNA) Vice President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) highlighted Taiwan's record of religious freedom and the work of missionaries in Taiwan in a talk at a meeting on religious freedom in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Taiwan has "safeguarded people's freedom of belief" as a democratic country, and will actively cooperate with the United States and the international community to "protect religious freedom and build a world free of the fear of religious persecution," Lai said.

He also praised the work done by missionaries in Taiwan, whose efforts in the fields of education, health care and social welfare "continue to bear fruit to this day," he said.

The meeting was organized by the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, a U.S.-based NGO.    [FULL  STORY]

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