Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Taiwan and Poland have signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on electric vehicles and hydrogen energy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday.
According to the MOEA’s Department of International Cooperation, the MOUs were signed by both sides during the 11th Taiwan-Poland Economic Consultations meeting in Warsaw Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Chen Chern-chyi (陳正祺) and Polish Secretary of State for Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak.
The department said that under the MOUs, Taiwan and Poland would systematically enhance cooperation in the two fields.
During the event, Piechowiak called for a Taiwan-Poland work team to further two-way collaboration on hydrogen energy development. He noted that bilateral trade grew 4.2 percent year-on-year to hit US$1.72 billion in 2022, the MOEA said in a statement.
For his part, Chen touted Taiwan’s key position in the global supply chain and foresaw great potential for a strong economic partnership between the two countries based on their respective R&D strength and talent pools, the MOEA added.
According to Chen, Taiwan hopes to cement its economic relations with Poland in part to diversify its market exploration efforts, while in part seeking to pave the way for it to initiate a mechanism with the European Union to push for trade and investments.