John Bolton plans Taiwan trip after pandemic subsides

Former US National Security Adviser hopes to visit Taiwan, meet with President Tsai

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/02
By: Kelvin Chen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

John Bolton (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with CNA, former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday (July 1) stated that he hoped to visit Taiwan once the pandemic subsides.

Bolton said he looked forward to meeting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and his friends who he has known for many years as well as listening to the ideas and thoughts of the Taiwanese people and contemplating the way forward for the nation, CNA reported.

He mentioned that in different capacities he has visited Taiwan many times before, having met with previous Taiwanese presidents. In 1999, he met with President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝).

In 2007, he visited President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁). During President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) administration, Bolton made calls to the presidential office in 2009, 2012, and 2014.

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