19 - 21 September 2018

UK Trade Envoy visits Taiwan to strengthen bilateral trade

On 20 September, President Tsai Ing-wen welcomed UK Trade Envoy to Taiwan Lord Faulkner of Worcester at the Presidential Office to discuss further enhancing bilateral relations in the field of renewable energy. During the meeting, President Tsai highlighted Taiwan’s commitment to developing renewable energy and building a nuclear free homeland. She cited the UK’s successful experience in energy transformation and power industry reform as a potential model for Taiwan to achieve its goal of becoming nuclear free by 2025.

The President remarked on the positive results achieved in the first "Taiwan-UK Energy Dialogue" held in London in June this year, in which both nations exchanged views on offshore wind power, renewable energy and energy storage. Following the success of the dialogue, the President expressed her hope to further explore opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energy.

At the invitation of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Lord Faulkner attended the opening ceremony of the ‘Energy Taiwan 2018’ forum on 19 September. Representing the British government, Lord Faulkner and 6 UK businesses participated in the forum from 19-21 September to enhance Taiwan-UK cooperation in the renewable energy sector. On 20 September, the UK Trade Envoy to Taiwan also spoke at the ‘Hydrogen Energy Industry Trend Forum’.