Sweden is voting to change the name of the office in Taipei
SUPPORT FOR CROSS PARTIES:
After a visit by Swedish legislators this month, the Riksdag showed further support for Taiwan in a call for a “Sweden House”
By Yang Cheng-yu and Liu Tzu-hsuan / Personnel Reporter, with Personnel Writer
The Swedish parliament voted on Thursday 205 against 80, with 64 abstentions, to establish a “Swedish house” in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
The Riksdag praised the good economic and trade relations between Sweden and Taiwan and said that they hope to make Sweden’s presence in Taiwan more prominent, says the ministry.
It also thanked the Riksdag for taking concrete measures to show its commitment to the bilateral relationship and expressed its confidence that the Swedish government will respond positively to the call.
The vote was the latest example of the Swedish parliament’s continued support for Taiwan, following a visit earlier this month by a delegation of parliamentarians, the ministry said.
When the delegation returned to Sweden, the delegation asked the Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde to reiterate the government’s concern for peace and security across the Taiwan Strait, and to reiterate its support for Taiwan’s participation in the WHO, the ministry states.
The motion to establish a Swedish house in Taiwan was put forward by several parliamentarians who are friendly to Taiwan, including Sweden’s Vice President Kerstin Lundgren, who said that in addition to economics and trade, the two countries should work to strengthen their political relations. sa.
The ministry said that support for Taiwan has been well established in parliament, as a majority of members from all parties voted in favor of the motion.
When authoritarian regimes expand and disrupt international order, it is even more important for Taiwan and Sweden to jointly defend their common values for free societies, it is said, adding that Taiwan would continue to deepen its relationship with Sweden.
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