Pekarová Adamová makes address to Parliament of Taiwan

The speaker of Czechia’s Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, held a speech to the Parliament in Taiwan on Tuesday as part of her visit to the country, Czech Television reports. In her speech she touched on, among other things, parallels in the histories of the two countries, such as citing the famous sentence uttered by a Czechoslovak Radio broadcaster during the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia: “We are with you, be with us.” She received the highest Taiwanese Parliamentary award from her counterpart You Si-kun.

Mrs Pekarová Adamová, who is leading a Czech delegation of more than a 150, has also met with Taiwan’s president and premier. Her visit follows up on the 2020 trip to the country made by Senate speaker Miloš Vystrčil. Czechia and Taiwan cooperate in several areas, despite not maintaining official diplomatic relations.