Lithuania deputy agriculture minister to visit Taiwan from Wednesday

A delegation led by Lithuania Deputy Agriculture Minister Egidijus Giedraitis will arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday for a three-day visit, which will make it the second official Lithuanian delegation to visit the country in two weeks.

During their stay until Friday, Giedraitis and the delegation, consisting of government officials and business representatives, will attend the annual Food Taipei international food show and inaugurate the Lithuania Pavilion that will kick off on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said.

The delegation will also take part in business opportunities briefings with Taiwanese business representatives, pay visits to the Council of Agriculture (COA), Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and local agricultural research stations, and meet with agricultural-related businesses and associations, the ministry said.

MOFA hopes the visit will continue to enhance agricultural-related exchanges and better understanding from both sides to create a win-win solution and closer partnership between the two countries in the field, it added.

According to MOFA, agricultural cooperation is an important part of bilateral exchanges with Lithuania.

COA Minister Chen Chi-chung (???) had a video conference with his Lithuanian counterpart, Kestutis Navickas, on March 3, during which both sides agreed to establish a dialogue mechanism to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in agricultural products, MOFA said.

The upcoming visit comes a week after a Lithuanian delegation led by Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation Jovita Neliupšiene visited Taiwan from June 12-15.

It was the first public visit to Taiwan by a Lithuanian official at the vice minister-level since Taiwan opened its representative office in Vilnius on Nov. 18, 2021 as part of an agreement to open reciprocal offices signed in July 2021.

During a press conference in Taipei on June 15, Neliupšiene said that Lithuania aims to open a trade office in Taiwan in September to further strengthen bilateral trade and economic relations.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel