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Czechia to strengthen partnership with Taiwan

The newly-elected Czech President Petr Pavel (pictured) announced on Monday that Prague is looking to foster relations with Taipei following a phone call with his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen.

"Today, I spoke with the president of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen. I thanked her for her congratulations and I assured her that Taiwan and the Czech Republic share the values of freedom, democracy, and human rights. We agreed on strengthening our partnership," Pavel tweeted. He added that he hopes he will be given an opportunity to meet Tsai in the future.

The move comes amid rising tensions between China and some western countries, with Beijing accusing the United States and European Union of interfering in its domestic affairs.

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