Sep. 6 (EUROPA PRESS) –
A delegation of French parliamentarians, led by the senator and vice president of the European Affairs Committee of the French Upper House, Cyril Pellevat, will arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday for a six-day visit, as reported by the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs this Tuesday.
This is the first official trip of European representatives to the island since the crisis unleashed by the visit of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The delegation is scheduled to meet with Taiwan’s Vice President Lai Ching Te, Parliament Speaker You Si Kun and senior government officials to discuss Indo-Pacific security, technological innovation, chain security of supplies and problems of mutual interest, before they leave the island on September 12.
This is Pellevant’s fourth visit to the country since 2016 and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country has described him as a “friend of Taiwan” while also valuing his support for the country’s inclusion in the World Assembly of the Health, decision-making body of the World Health Organization (UN).
On this occasion, the senator will be accompanied by the vice president of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces Committee, Oliver Cadic, and some of his colleagues in the Senate such as Alain Marc, Brigitte Devésa and Pierre-Antoine Levi, as reported by the Ministry in a press release collected by CNA.
This is the fourth group of French representatives to visit Taiwan in the last year. A delegation led by the vice president of the ‘Group of French Senators Friends of Taiwan’ and vice president of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Joël Guerriau, visited the island in June while the former French defense minister from 1997 to 2002, Alain Richard visited the island in October 2021 and six members of the French Assembly did so in December of the same year.