Czech Senate President Calls Upon EU Countries To Visit Taiwan
Czech Senate President Hon. Miloš Vystrčil called an absence of visits of EU countries to Taiwan "democratic delay" during his speech at the National Chengchi University in Taipei. "We understand you and we stand by you", he stated.
"I am convinced, that the other high-ranking political representatives of European democratic countries and the European Union itself will gradually start to realise their democratic delay and will also visit Taiwan soon", stated the Czech Senate President, who is only the second in power after the Czech head of the state.
Drawing comparisons between the histories of the Czech Republic and Taiwan, Hon. Vystrčil observed both countries have both “gone down a difficult path to win their freedom and democracy.”
Students played central roles in both nationsʼ democratisation process, he stated, referring to the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia, which began in November 1989, and the Wild Lily movement in Taiwan in March 1990.
He praised young people in both nations, specifically those involved in the Million Moments for Democracy in the Czech Republic and the 2014 Sunflower movement in Taiwan.
He also called on democratic countries to support each other, as well as other countries that are “fighting for their democracy or that may be threatened by the strong and the powerful.”
“It is our obligation to jointly support Hong Kong, and to jointly support a free Belarus,” he emphasised.
Taiwan is a “prosperous, strong, free and democratic country that has to work harder to defend your freedom and democracy than we do in Europe,” he said.
“We understand you and we stand by you,” he added.
Vystrcil said he believed the “most important” common trait and the “biggest strength” possessed by the people of Taiwan and the Czech Republic is that they both “freely and voluntarily chose to live in a democracy.”
“Please be reminded that freedom, truth and justice are your best sword,” he said. “Please be reminded that freedom, truth and justice are also your best armour.”
Communist China is fuming watching high-level Czech visit
The eighty-nine members Czech delegation with the chairmen and chairwomen of the key Senate committees, a group businessmen and media began the five days high-level visit to Taiwan on Monday.
Hours before the speech Communist China's official, who is in charge of the foreign relations of the Beijing regime, tried to threaten Czech Senate President claiming that he "would pay the heavy price".
Czech politicians, including Hon. Miloš Vystrčil, have a long experience of dealing with the dangerous regime of the Soviet Union, which was trying to dominate in the world. But they also know that such regimes, unlike democratic countries, have no chance to prevail in that war.