Estonian Lawmaker Travel to Taiwan to Strengthen Cooperation

Kristo Enn Vaga, an Estonian lawmaker and the chair of the parliamentary Taiwan friendship group, arrived in Taiwan on March 4th to begin a five-day diplomatic visit focusing on increasing relations between the two countries.

Vaga plans to meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Chen Chien-Jen and attend banquets hosted by legislative speaker Han Kuo-yu and Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu, based on reports from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). MOFA described the visiting Baltic nation lawmaker as “a staunch Taiwan supporter” who pledged to resist authoritative expansionism.

Other visits on Vaga’s itinerary will include the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Bureau of Foreign Trade, and the National Development Council. He will also visit the National Health Insurance Administration as well as the Hsinchu Science Park for potential economic opportunities between Estonia and Taiwan.

The MOFA said that Taiwan and Estonia share similar values of democracy, freedom, human rights, and the rule of law. The ministry also said the visit will also assist in developing potential opportunities in fields such as economics, industry, technology, and trading.