HITCH? A report said that the US had been irritated by Taiwan’s trumpeting of Keith Krach’s visit and it relating the economic dialogue to a trade deal
Date: Sep 18, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
Krach is to attend tomorrow’s memorial service for former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), who died on July 30 at the age of 97, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said in a statement after Krach’s arrival, adding that Taiwan early last month had expressed the hope that the US would send a high-ranking official to attend.
Other members of the delegation include US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Robert Destro, US Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director-General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service Ian Steff, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Kelley Currie and former US assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs Randall Schriver, she said.
They are to meet President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and other government officials to exchange opinions about bilateral ties related to the economy, supply chain security, democracy and other issues related to the Indo-Pacific region, Ou said. [FULL STORY]