Taipei, March 31 (CNA) A second batch of humanitarian aid from Taiwan to Ukraine arrived in Slovakia on Wednesday, according to the Taipei representative office in Bratislava.
In a ceremony held at a donation distribution warehouse set up by the Slovak Interior Ministry, Taiwan Representative in Bratislava Lee Nan-yang (李南陽) thanked Slovak officials for facilitating the donation humanitarian aid to Ukrainians in need.
He said that although it has only been a week since the delivery of a first batch of donations, which has already reached Ukraine, Taiwan has continued to gather humanitarian and medical contributions to make the second batch possible.
He went on to thank the Slovak government, in particular the concerted efforts between the Slovak Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the customs agencies of the republic, which enabled the rapid arrival of donations.
Lee said that to date, Taiwan has shipped about 216 tons of donations to Slovakia for transportation to Ukraine.
The donation ceremony was also attended by Peter Osuský, Chairman of the Slovakia-Taiwan Friendship Group of the Slovak Parliament, as well as the President of the Institute of Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov and the representative of the Ukraine Initiative -Slovak Marian Kulich.
In his speech, Osuský said he was happy to be able to see the fruits of Taiwan’s efforts to help Ukrainian refugees and that the Slovak Republic was proud to be part of its humanitarian efforts.
Mesežnikov also praised Taiwan for its contribution and help around the world whenever help was needed.
Kulich, meanwhile, said he was touched by the donations and that the people of Ukraine will always remember Taiwan’s kindness.