Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (???) returned to Taiwan on Monday after a six-day visit to the European Union member states of Poland and Lithuania.
At the invitation of Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chen attended a democracy forum Nov. 19-20 in Vilnius and delivered a speech titled "Taiwan as a Litmus Case for Democracy" on the last day, according to a statement issued Nov. 20 by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On the Poland leg of the trip, Chen and his wife Lo Fong-ping (???) on Nov. 17 attended a ceremony for the unveiling of a plaque at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Memorial, which had issued the invitation for them to visit.
The Taiwan plaque, which highlights Taiwan's cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, was presented to the deputy head of the museum Andrzej Kacprzyk.
On Chen's return to Taiwan on Monday, he told reporters at the airport that it is not convenient for him to give an interview, due to the COVID-19 protocols for arriving travelers.
When asked whether it was a fruitful trip, he briefly said "yes," just before he had his COVID-19 test and entered the vehicle that was transporting him from the airport.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel