Following Lithuania’s recent donation of 20,000 doses of vaccines to Taiwan, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced that offices will be established in Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ou Jiang’an welcomed the announcement and was impressed by Lithuania’s sincere friendship for the recent vaccine donation. Luo Chi-Cheng, secretary of the DPP’s Legislative Yuan caucus, said he would support Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs if it decided to open an office in Lithuania.
Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ou Jiang’an said that Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis pointed out during his annual meeting with the heads of the 62 Lithuanian diplomatic missions abroad that Lithuania is reviewing its East Asian foreign policy with the aim of diversifying its business markets and strengthening relations with East Asian countries.
In addition to the establishment of an embassy in Australia, Lithuania will open offices in Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. Foreign Minister Lamberghis also pointed out that Lithuania should be prepared to face the challenges and seek new ways to strengthen alliances with partners and expand the liberal and democratic camp worldwide.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has always been open and pragmatic in interacting with like-minded partners around the world and looking for opportunities to strengthen their substantive cooperation, O’Brien said.
Mr. Ou said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs highly welcomes the Lithuanian government’s repeated expressions of interest in expanding exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan, including preparations for the establishment of an office in Taiwan and legislative amendments to deepen bilateral friendly relations. In particular, the Lithuanian government recently announced that it will donate 20,000 doses of AZ vaccine to Taiwan, showing sincere friendship, and our government is deeply grateful for this and maintains positive and optimistic expectations for the development of closer friendly relations between the two countries. As for the necessary legislative procedures within the Lithuanian government regarding the establishment of the office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its respect.
The secretary of the DPP’s Legislative Yuan caucus, Mr. Luo Chi-Cheng, said he welcomes and fully supports any country that wants to deepen relations with Taiwan.
I believe this will be of great help to the further enhancement of relations between the two countries,” said Luo. As for whether Taiwan should open an additional office in Lithuania, we currently have a Latvian office that also manages Estonia and Lithuania, so I believe that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will do an overall assessment of diplomatic capabilities, deployment, and resources. In any case, we fully support the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most importantly, we welcome Lithuania to set up a representative office and office in Taiwan.
DPP legislator Chen Ting-fei said that Lithuania and Taiwan have a similar political environment, so I believe there will be more interaction after the establishment of the office in Taiwan.
I believe that after the establishment of the office in the future, in addition to political exchanges, I believe that there are more economic and trade we can further contact.
According to a press release from the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lamberghis said on Wednesday (June 30) during the annual meeting with 62 of the country’s diplomatic agencies that Lithuania should be prepared to face challenges and seek new ways to strengthen alliances with partners.
Lamberghis noted that the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is reviewing its East Asian foreign policy with the aim of diversifying business markets, while strengthening relations with East Asian countries, and will open an office in Taiwan, including effective economic diplomacy, all of which are among Lithuania’s main priorities.