Taiwanese President Tsai holds talks with Czech Senate leader to the ire of Beijing
- Milos Vystrcil has been on an official visit to the self-ruled island since Sunday
- Beijing will ‘take necessary actions to safeguard its legitimate interests’, says foreign ministry spokeswoman
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held talks with visiting Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil at her office in Taipei on Thursday, in a meeting likely to draw fresh ire from Beijing, which has objected to the trip.
She added that Beijing would “take necessary actions to safeguard its legitimate interests”.
Vystrcil, who is leading an 89-member delegation for a six-day visit until Friday, is the highest-level Czech politician to visit Taiwan to date. His visit is at the invitation of Legislative Speaker You Si-kun.