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EU delegation pledges support for Taiwan

A European MEP delegation has pledged support for Taiwan and called for a strengthening of relations between Brussels and Taipei. “We came here with a very simple, very clear message: You are not alone. Europe is standing with you,” French EU politician Raphaël Glucksmann said in the presence of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in a meeting broadcast live on Facebook. “Our visit should be considered as an important first step,” said Glucksmann, who is leading the delegation. Next, he said, there needs to be “a very concrete agenda of high-level meetings” to build a stronger partnership between the EU and Taiwan. Taiwan’s democracy is a treasure that must be protected, Glucksmann said.

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