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Today, the Estonia-Taiwan Friendship Group of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan Joseph Wu to promote cooperation. Chairman of the Friendship Group Kristo Enn Vaga told the Minister of Foreign Affairs that Estonia was interested in having closer relations with Taiwan, and the fact that all political parties of the Riigikogu were represented in the Friendship Group was a proof of this.

“Establishing relations with Taiwan means promoting values-based foreign policy for Estonia. As a result of that, we will get a democratic ally and open a new export market for Estonian companies,” Vaga pointed out.

Members of the Friendship Group expressed their support for the foreign policy of Taiwan, which has granted extensive humanitarian aid to Ukraine. “It shows that Taiwan stands for democratic world order and dares to stand against an aggressor,” Vaga added.

During his visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan invited the Estonia-Taiwan Friendship Group to visit Taiwan with a business delegation to develop bilateral economic relations. A possible legislative amendment that would allow to recognise Taiwan’s driving licences in Estonia was also discussed at the meeting.

The Estonia-Taiwan Friendship Group of the Riigikogu has 16 members from all political parties represented in the Parliament.

For more information, please contact:

Kristo Enn Vaga
Chairman of Estonia-Taiwan Friendship Group
+372 5626 7733
[email protected]