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Taiwan foreign minister embarks on EU trip to bolster ties

Wu visits Slovakia and Czech Republic as search for closer relationship takes on political tones

Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu visits the Czech Republic and Slovakia this week.   © Reuters

TAIPEI/BRUSSELS -- Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu visits Central Europe this week as Taipei and the European Union pursue closer political ties along with economic partnerships in areas such as semiconductors.

On his first trip to Europe since 2019, Wu is set to speak Tuesday at an international conference in Slovakia and meet with the president of the Czech Republic Senate, who went to Taiwan himself last summer.

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