TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) kicked off the 2022 Food Taipei Mega Show with a speech on Wednesday, June 22, stressing the importance of supporting “excellent democracy products.” Taiwanese allies.
Tsai said this year’s event will feature specialties from 23 Taiwan allies and partners, spanning four continents, according to a press release from the presidential office. They include Guatemala, Belize, Eswatini, Haiti, the Marshall Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Japan, the United States, Lithuania and other European countries, she said. .
The president pointed out that the event is one of the largest of its kind in Asia and can be used as a platform for cultural exchange. Food displays the cultural characteristics of a country and conveys human kindness, she said.
Tsai called on everyone to jointly support these global products, strengthen mutual assistance between Taiwan and its democratic allies, and jointly create more fruitful cooperation.
The President especially thanked all partners for contributing to the expo and bringing innovative energy to the event to promote business opportunities for Taiwanese industries. She also noted that in addition to the food exhibit, there were showcases for food processing machinery, biotech and pharmaceutical equipment, packaging industry, and catering equipment and supplies. and restoration.
Tsai expressed hope that the exhibition would be a complete success.
Lithuanian Deputy Agriculture Minister Egidijus Giedraitis, who is currently leading a delegation to Taiwan, was among the diplomats and officials present.