MOSCOW — The United Kingdom’s Trade Commissioner for the Asia Pacific Martin Kent said today he would be actively working to increase trade with Taiwan from the current £8.6 billion per year during his five-day visit to the island, reported Sputnik.
“I look forward to promoting UK-Taiwan trade growth from its existing bilateral level of £8.6 billion per year using the upcoming Trade Talks and Enhanced Trade Partnership as a catalyst,” Kent was quoted as saying by the British government.
He added that his visit to Taiwan would also seek to attract investments into the UK green energy sector, as well as strengthen scientific and technology cooperation between London and Taipei.
Kent is scheduled to meet with Taiwanese trade authorities, including Deputy Economy Minister Chern-Chyi Chen, according to the government statement.
The 26th annual UK-Taiwan Trade Talks are set to take place in London in November.