World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer on Saturday said she would accept an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) to visit Taiwan on condition that it does not cause repercussions for Taiwanese.
Kadeer made the remarks at an event in Japan attended by World Uyghur Congress vice president Seyit Tumturk, Japan Uyghur Union president Turmuhammed Hashim and Taiwan Friends of the Uyghur Association president Paul Lin (林保華).
Kadeer discussed her proposed visit, tentatively scheduled for this year, and its implications for Taiwan-China relations, with Uighur diaspora leaders and Lin asking about the Taiwanese government’s attitude over her visit.
“I care deeply about Taiwan and I am a staunch supporter of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). I would be glad to visit if it would not lead to losses. I would like to know how Taiwanese truly feel about my proposed visit,” she said. [FULL STORY]