Taiwan president meets US delegation

Sep 19, 2020

Taiwan president meets US delegation

Taipei (Taiwan), September 19: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has met a US delegation led by a senior State Department official. She expressed hope for closer bilateral ties.
Tsai held a banquet for the delegation at her official residence in Taipei on Friday. She was accompanied by the foreign affairs and economic ministers, as well as the founder of major chipmaker TSMC.
Taiwan's presidential office quoted Tsai as saying, "Taiwan-US relations have made substantive progress over the past few years, with increasingly close interaction."
She expressed hope that they can "engage on even more issues" as "trusted partners."
The delegation was headed by US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, who is in charge of economic policies at his department. It also included a high-ranking Commerce Department official and a former senior Pentagon official.
At the banquet, the two sides are believed to have discussed how to boost bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas.
On Saturday, Krach is scheduled to attend a memorial service for former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, who died in late July.
Source: NHK World