Answer to Written Question: EU-Taiwan cooperation on combatting the pandemic

(Source: European Parliament)

EN

E-001437/2021

Answer given by Ms Kyriakides

on behalf of the European Commission

(1.6.2021)

The first meeting between the Commission and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium, which had the COVID-19 outbreak and the responses to it on the agenda, took place on 27 February 2020.

Official contacts between the Commission and Taiwan in the field of public health take place at the level of senior officials.

The EU supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in multilateral fora, especially where Taiwan’s participation is of importance for the EU and global interests. This includes support to Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the technical work of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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