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MOFA welcomes cross-party delegation of Luxembourg parliamentarians

  • Date:2019-04-14
  • Data Source:Public Diplomacy Coordination Council

April 14, 2019 
no. 082

A cross-party delegation comprising five Members of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies is visiting Taiwan from April 14 to 19, aiming to boost exchanges between the two countries’ parliaments and cities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the delegates’ visit.
During their stay in Taiwan, the members of the delegation will meet with Vice President Chen Chien-jen and Legislative Yuan President Su Jia-chyuan. They will also call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council, the National Development Council, Taoyuan and Keelung City governments, the National Health Research Institutes, the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in Taipei, and the European Economic and Trade Office, among other institutions. Arrangements have also been made for the delegation to visit such sites of cultural and artistic interest as the National Palace Museum and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
The five members of the delegation hail from four different parties. Mr. Emile Eicher, Mr. Aly Kaes, and Mr. Daniel Biancalana serve concurrently as Mayors, while Mr. Sven Clement and Ms. Djuna Bernard are new figures of Luxembourg’s political scene. Hoping to facilitate exchanges between the parliaments and cities of Luxembourg and Taiwan, the delegates are seeking to gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s recent developments in such areas as foreign policy, cross-strait relations, economics and trade, environmental protection, and smart cities.
Cooperation between Taiwan and Luxembourg continues to develop in depth and across scopes. In recent years, the two countries have signed agreements and MOUs on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion, financial supervision and management, education, air transportation, and youth working holidays. They also take turns to hold meetings of the Taiwan-Luxembourg Joint Business Council, which has expanded bilateral industrial dialogue to cover such emerging areas as green energy, ICT, and the digital economy.(E)