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Taiwan wants to expand relations before German delegation arrives

Ahead of a visit by members of the German parliament to Taipei, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry has emphasized its interest in expanding relations with Germany. At a ceremony to mark the founding of a parliamentary association for friendship with Germany, Vice Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang said on Wednesday that Taiwan and Germany shared common values like freedom and democracy, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported. A delegation of six members of the “Berlin-Taipei Parliamentary Circle of Friends” in the Bundestag is expected to arrive in Taiwan on Sunday. Until Thursday, they hope to get a picture of the security situation, economic development and political situation in the democratic island republic.

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