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Politicians Talk – Thursday 02/06/2022

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TAIWAN

Wang Mei-hua – Economy Minister

Taiwan would continue its partnership with the European Union when it comes to supporting the recovery of the global chip industry, which has been hit with major shortages over the past years, Taiwan’s economy minister stated on Thursday. “Taiwan will continue to be a trusted partner of the global semiconductor industry and help stabilize supply chain resilience,” the Economy Ministry cited Wang as saying following his meeting with Sabine Weyand, European Commission’s director-general for trade.

US

Joe Biden – US President

United States President Joe Biden stated that ending the Yemen conflict is the administration’s highest priority, the White House revealed in a statement released on Thursday. “The last two months in Yemen, thanks to the truce brokered in April, have been among the most peaceful periods since this terrible war began seven years ago,” Biden said in a statement. “The United States will remain engaged in this process over the coming weeks and months” and is focused on deterring threats to its friends and partners, Biden added.

LATVIA

Krisjanis Karins – Prime Minister

The frozen assets of the Central Bank of Russia should be seized and given to Ukraine, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said in an interview with Nikkei.