TAIPEI (The China Submit) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) praised the Lithuanian authorities on Tuesday for not bowing to political strain and selecting to donate 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines to Taiwan.
The Lithuanian authorities introduced their donation on Tuesday, and the vaccines are estimated to reach on the finish of September.
Legislator You posted on Fb on Tuesday night praising Lithuania for standing up towards China by serving to Taiwan.
In his submit, You wrote, “Lithuania is fearless and their boldness is corresponding to that of Japan and america!”
Lithuanian Minister of Overseas Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis posted on Twitter the identical day to unfold the information of the donation.
“All of us love freedom, so we should always assist each other,” Landsbergis wrote.
Lithuanian Minister of Financial system and Innovation Ausrine Armonaite stated that since Taiwan donated 100,000 masks to Lithuania final 12 months, they won’t hesitate to assist Taiwan.
Legislator You additionally stated he’s grateful Lithuania is prepared to assist, even supposing the 2 nations don’t preserve diplomatic relations, and are very removed from each other.
Though Lithuania solely has a inhabitants of two.92 million, which is round one-eighth of Taiwan, they’re robust in standing towards China, You wrote.
On March 5 earlier this 12 months, Lithuania introduced that they plan to open commerce workplaces in Taiwan. On March 22, they withdrew from China’s 17+1 initiative, You continued.
Since Lithuania, Japan and america are all democratic nations, You referred to those vaccine donations as “democratic vaccines”.