Taiwan to help develop digital literacy in Lithuanian schools, businesses

  • 2023-01-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite is to meet with Taiwan's Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang in Vilnius on Wednesday to discuss new cooperation projects and progress in carrying out earlier agreements, the Lithuanian ministry said on Tuesday.

The program of the visit includes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Innovation Agency on cooperation in the development of digital skills of students and teachers in Lithuanian regions and on the introduction of digital technologies in business. 

"The memorandum provides not only for the development of digital literacy among our students and teachers, but also for talent exchange and internship programs, which will enable young professionals to gain international experience in leading technology innovation and digital economy companies," Armonaite said in a press release.  

It is also planned to discuss possibilities for Lithuania and Taiwan to participate in trilateral projects, such as the reconstruction of Ukraine. While Lithuania has more experience in the construction sector, Taiwan has more experience in digitization and computerization, according to the press release.  

The Taiwanese minister is scheduled to visit Lithuania on January 11-13.

Eric Huang, head of the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania, has confirmed to BNS that Tang will take part in Free Digital Democracy Dialogue, a discussion organized by the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University and Go Forward Academy on January 12.

Tang's visit to Lithuania comes amid deepening ties between Vilnius and Taipei.