Beijing halted freight trains to Lithuania and stopped issuing food export permits over Vilnius' decision on Taiwan. In Taipei, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked the U.S. for again voicing its strong support for Taiwan and Lithuania to develop ties.
The Ministry said that the U.S. executive and lawmaking branches have stepped up their support for Vilnius against China's coercive tactics.
In addition to the U.S., members of the E.U. and the European Commission continue to voice their support for Taiwan-Lithuania relations, the ministry said, highlighting a letter by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
Despite external coercion by an authoritarian regime, Lithuania remains firm in its decision to deepen ties with Taiwan, to which the ministry pays its "highest respect," it said.
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