跳到主要內容區塊

僑務電子報

:::

New vaccine donation from Lithuania to arrive in Taiwan Thursday

2021-10-06
Focus Taiwan
分享
分享至Facebook 分享至Line 分享至twitter
Taiwan's representative to Latvia, Eric Huang (黃鈞耀, right) and Matas Maldeikis. Photo courtesy of the Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia
Taiwan's representative to Latvia, Eric Huang (黃鈞耀, right) and Matas Maldeikis. Photo courtesy of the Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) A second batch of vaccines donated by Lithuania is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday, according to the Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia.

Taiwan's representative to Latvia, Eric Huang, and Matas Maldeikis, chairman of the Lithuanian Parliamentary Group for Relations with Taiwan, witnessed 235,900 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine being moved to the warehouse of the Vilnius Airport, ahead of the shipment's departure set for Tuesday.

Lithuania donated a first batch of 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan in July, at a time when Taiwan was facing a vaccine shortage amid an outbreak of domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases.

Huang said that following the first donation, many Taiwanese enthusiastically purchased goods from the Baltic state to show their friendship and thanks, and many food items from Lithuania will hit store shelves in Taiwan over the next two to three months.

Symbolizing the blossoming relations, Taiwan and Lithuania are planning to open representative offices in each other's country.

Taiwan's office, to be named "The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania," will be located in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, but Foreign Minister Joseph Wu has not disclosed when the office might be opened.

Lithuania's representative office in Taiwan is expected to open by the end of this year.

相關新聞

top