Speaker of the Senate attends Taiwan National Day reception in Prague | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese envoy to the Czech Republic Ke Liang-ruey (柯良叡) hosted a National Day reception in Prague on Wednesday, September 29, attended by Czech Senate Speaker Milos Vystrcil and others senators and deputies.

The National Day reception took place on Wednesday evening at the Zofin Palace in Prague. Among the hundreds of guests present: Vystrcil; Chief Vice-President Jiri Ruzicka; Vera Kuberova, wife of the late Vice-President Jaroslav Kubera; Marek Benda; Chairman of the Czech Republic-Taiwan Parliamentary Platform; and Jan Lipavsk, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies.

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performed the national anthems of Taiwan and the Czech Republic.

Kei said he was grateful for the vaccines the Czech Republic gave Taiwan and pointed out that since Vystrcil’s visit to Taiwan, the two countries have made considerable progress in bilateral trade. These exchanges took place in the fields of nanotechnology, spatial development, prevention of infectious diseases and information and communication technologies.

The representative said Taiwan would send an economic and trade delegation to the Czech Republic next month, hoping to establish a platform for bilateral cooperation, according to the ANC.

Vystrcil said democratic countries should not succumb to authoritarian regimes. Only unity can overcome the intimidation of authoritarianism, he added.

Berta D. Wells