Lithuanian deputy transportation chief to visit Taiwan: MOFA

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Lithuanian Deputy Transportation Minister Agne Vaiciukevičiūtė will lead an 11-member delegation on a five-day visit to Taiwan beginning Sunday, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

The delegation is to include Lithuanian officials and representatives from the electric bus industry, according to a MOFA news release on Saturday.

The delegation is set to visit Taiwan’s transportation agencies and leading electric bus manufacturers to explore the possibilities of collaboration in the electric bus, smart and green transportation industries, as well as demonstrate the solidarity between two democratic allies and forge industry chains in the two countries. the MOFA news release said.

The visit will exemplify Taiwan and Lithuania’s commitment to building a green economy, deepening bilateral trade ties, and forging a closer partnership on their shared values, he said.

It will be the third in a series of deputy-ministerial visits to Taiwan by the Eastern European country after visits by Lithuanian Ministry of the Economy and Innovation Vice Minister Jovita Neliupšienė on June 12, and Ministry of Agriculture Vice Minister Egidijus Giedraitis on June 22. it said.

The two countries have engaged in frequent exchanges of late, as evidenced by Taiwan’s Representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Tseng’s (曾厚仁) visit to Lithuania last month to commemorate the centennial of the US and Lithuania’s establishment of official diplomatic ties.

Taiwan’s Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) last month also led a delegation of lawmakers across party lines on a visit to Vilnius.

(By Matt Yu and Sean Lin)

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