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Lithuanian Trade Representative Office opens in Taiwan, heralding a new chapter in bilateral cooperation

  • Date:2022-11-07
  • Data Source:Department of European Affairs

November 7, 2022

No. 329


Lithuanian Minister of the Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė today announced the official opening of the Lithuanian Trade Representative Office in Taiwan, heralding a new chapter in cordial relations between the two countries. She revealed the news at an afternoon reception hosted by the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania to mark the achievements of bilateral cooperation.


In addition to Minister Armonaitė’s announcement, other concrete results presented at the reception included the first project in Lithuania to receive financing from Taiwan’s Central and Eastern Europe Investment Fund, imports of certain agricultural products from Lithuania into Taiwan, and cooperation on semiconductors and other key industries. Minister of National Development Kung Ming-shin and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Chen Chern-chyi delivered congratulatory remarks through prerecorded videos. Besides Minister Armonaitė, the event was attended by dozens of other guests, including Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Agriculture; the Deputy Speaker of the Seimas, the Chair of the Lithuania-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, and other prominent parliamentarians, business leaders, and journalists from major media outlets.


On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Amb. Vincent Chin-hsiang Yao, Director General of the Department of European Affairs, visited the Lithuanian Trade Representative Office today to congratulate Representative Paulius Lukauskas on its opening. He also conveyed Taiwan’s interest in deepening friendly ties between the two countries. Relevant information about the Lithuanian Trade Representative Office is now available on MOFA’s website.


Taiwan and Lithuania are close partners that stand on the front lines of defense against authoritarianism. As well as sharing the universal values of democracy and freedom, the countries jointly face challenges posed by postpandemic recovery and the Russia-Ukraine war. At a time when totalitarian regimes are using international trade as a tool to intimidate and threaten other nations, the forward-looking partnership between Taiwan and Lithuania highlights mutual support between democratic allies. The close connections between the two countries will help them draft a new blueprint to promote economic growth and contribute to establishing robust and resilient supply chains for the global democratic community. (E)


Related MOFA Website Link:

Lithuanian Trade Representative Office