Date: November 12, 2015
Taiwan should build on the support of the U.S. and play a substantive role in the second
round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, according to ruling Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu Nov. 11.
“The U.S. has been a staunch ally of Taiwan over the years, supporting the country’s international participation in a wide array of areas,” Chu said, citing the U.S. Congress’ endorsement of Taiwan’s bids to join the International Civil Aviation Organization and International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
“At present, Taiwan is bolstering its drive to join the TPP trade liberalization pact,” he added. “We look forward to making significant headway in this regard by strengthening our partnership with the U.S.”
Chu, who is in the U.S. promoting his policy platform as the KMT candidate in the 2016 ROC presidential election, made the remarks while meeting with House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce in Los Angeles. [FULL STORY]