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Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications A. Vaiciukevičiūtė visiting Taiwan to discuss economic cooperation in the field of transport and prospects for technological exchanges

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2022 08 08

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This week, Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, together with the Lithuanian business delegation, is visiting Taiwan, where ministries and business representatives will discuss the possibilities of cooperation in the field of communications.

The meetings of Vice Minister A. Vaiciukevičiūtė with the Vice Minister of Transport and Communications, the Vice Minister of Economic Affairs and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan are scheduled to take place in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The meetings will focus on strengthening cooperation in the areas of aviation, maritime transport, the production of electric vehicles and their components, as well as on the production potential of charging station infrastructure for electric vehicles and energy storage equipment.

During the official visit to Taiwan, the delegation of the Ministry of Transport and Communications also includes Lithuanian business enterprises: SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, ‘Vėjo projektai’ UAB, ‘Altas Auto’ UAB, ‘Elinta Robotics’ UAB.

“The possibilities of cooperation between Lithuania and Taiwan range from the production of semiconductors and electric vehicles to the development of advanced technologies. At the same time, it is easier to address the issues and challenges of the transport sector in the context of climate change and geopolitics,” says A. Vaiciukevičiūtė, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications.

The Lithuanian delegation will also visit Taichung’s external wind farm as well as electric car and low-floor electric bus plants.

In Hsinchu, the cooperation will be consolidated during the signing of the official Memorandum of Understanding, which will be attended by Lithuanian electric bus manufacturers ‘Vėjo projektai’ UAB and Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of passenger and freight vehicles ‘Tangeng Advanced Vehicles Co’.

Opportunities for cooperation in the field of passenger and freight transport between Lithuania and Taiwan will also be discussed with the representatives of ‘China Airlines’. Algis Latakas, CEO of the Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, and the representatives of the Taiwan International Ports Corporation will discuss the diversification of the activities of the Seaport of Klaipėda, the search for new markets and international waterways.

In September of this year, Lithuania plans to open a trade office in Taipei. There are hopes that the opening of a commercial representative office will encourage cooperation between Lithuania and Taiwan in the fields of business, economy, research and innovation as well as culture and transport.