AIT officials to greet Tsai during US transit

The China Post
Date: June 22, 2016
By: Steghanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Senior American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) officials will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen during her transit stops in the U.S., stated the AIT on Tuesday.

Under grounds of “comfort and dignity of travelers” principles in arranging meetings with Tsai at her transit stops, AIT Managing Director Joseph R. Donovan Jr. will welcome her in Miami on behalf of the chairman, while AIT Chairman Raymond Burghardt will see the Taiwan president in Los Angeles, local media reported. The latest news was announced by AIT spokeswoman Sonia Urbom.

Tsai will embark on her first ever state visit to Panama and Paraguay on June 24 this week. The president will make a transit stop in Miami on her way to Panama and one in Los Angeles on her way back to Taiwan.

Previously, AIT Director Kin Moy stated that the U.S. will be very consistent in its ways of handling transits, which will be conducted in accordance with the safety, comfort, convenience and dignity of travelers.     [FULL  STORY]

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