It is my pleasure to welcome you to the European Economic and Trade Office, which represents the European Union in Taiwan.
Taiwan is a like-minded partner of the European Union in many ways. We enjoy free and open society. We share the values of democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Moreover, we share the interests of regional peace, stability and prosperity across the Asia-Pacific.
Our economic ties are strong. We have expanded our trade to over 60 billion euros and Taiwan is now Europe’s 15th largest trading partner in the world. The European Union is also the largest foreign investor and I am proud that more than 30% of foreign investments in Taiwan come from the European Union. I am very much looking forward to further engaging with Taiwan on issues where we face common challenges and have common interest such as a fair and open trading system, climate change, green energy and digital economy.
Head of the European Economic and Trade Office