By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Deputy United States Trade Representative Robert Holleyman will
lead an interagency delegation to Taiwan next week to attend talks under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), said the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Saturday.
On a visit to Taiwan Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Holleyman will be joined by officials from the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Agriculture, as well as AIT officials, said the AIT, which represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.
The delegation will attend the latest round of TIFA talks slated for Oct. 1 in Taipei with its Taiwanese counterparts.
This will be Holleyman’s first visit to Taiwan in his capacity as Deputy U.S. trade representative, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.
During his visit, he is scheduled to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Vice Premier Simon Chang (張善政), Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂), and Economics Minister John Deng (鄧振中), the ministry said. [FULL STORY]