President Tsai Ing-wen met a group of Polish lawmakers in Taipei at the presidential office on Tuesday morning. President Tsai said that both Taiwan and Poland have gone through the process of authoritarian rule and the pursuit of democracy.
“We are particularly aware that democracy is not easy to come by, and the two countries should actively cooperate to jointly defend democracy and freedom,” Tsai Ing-Wen said.
“It is hoped that in the future, Taiwan and Poland will continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields and jointly strengthen the strength of unity among democratic countries,” Tsai added.
Waldemar Andzel, the deputy chairman of the Polish-Taiwanese Parliamentarian Group, said that Poland and Taiwan have a very similar history and international relations.
“Apparently, many aspects of history, the relations that we have with some neighbors are not easy. And I think that through these similar historical benefits many connect us, our countries, Poland and Taiwan,” Waldemar Andzel said.