EU to strengthen partnership with Taiwan
TAIPEI - Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has welcomed a report and related amendments passed by the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs to strengthen the partnership between Taiwan and the European Union.
The Ministry said the report and related amendments adopted by the Committee was deeply appreciated by the Government and people.
Passed on September 1 in a 60-4 vote, with six abstentions, the EU-Taiwan Political Relations and Cooperation report expressed deep concern over China's ongoing military aggression against Taiwan, and insisted that any change to the cross-strait status quo not be made against the will of the Taiwan people, MOFA said.
The Ministry urged the EU to take a proactive role in promoting peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, while including Taiwan as an important partner in its Indo-Pacific Strategy.
MOFA said Taiwan and the EU shared the same values of freedom, democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law. Taiwan would not retreat in the face of intimidation, and remained committed to safeguarding its democratic way of life.