Focus Taiwan: European Parliament passes articles supporting Taiwan

The resolutions — one on the Common Foreign and Security Policy and another on the Common Security and Defence Policy — include articles reiterating support for Taiwan’s “meaningful participation in international organizations, mechanisms and activities.”

They also express concern that the interference of autocratic regimes in elections through disinformation and cyber attacks could threaten Asian democracies and regional stability.

The resolutions stressed the importance of strengthening the European Union’s (EU) relations with East Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as urging parties involved in the East China Sea, South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait disputes to resolve their differences through peaceful means.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday thanked the European Parliament for passing the resolutions.

Taiwan will continue to deepen its cooperation with the EU and like-minded countries to defend the values of freedom and democracy and to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region, MOFA said.

“Our department is encouraged by the EP’s passage of the two resolutions … we have reason to believe that support from the EU countries will be stronger than in past years,” Chen said.

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