US backs Taiwan’s move to open de facto embassy in Lithuania

Taiwan will soon open a de facto embassy in Lithuania in what is seen as a small victory for Taipei in its long diplomatic tussle with Beijing, which claims sovereignty over the self-ruled island.Washington was swift to welcome the move, saying it stood with friends and allies.Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Tuesday that the island was “in full swing” to open the Taiwanese representative office in Lithuania – the first island’s mission in Europe to bear the name Taiwan.“Our…


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