Ma’s request to visit U.S. in February approved

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/26
By: Sophia Yeh and Ko Lin

Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) request to visit the United States in

(CNA file photo)

February has been approved, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said on Thursday.

A screening committee under the Presidential Office considered the request based on the Classified National Security Information Protection Act and gave Ma the green light because the risks to national intelligence and Ma’s personal safety are considered controllable, Huang said.

Citing an assessment by the National Security Bureau, Huang said the risks related to Ma’s personal security in the U.S. are relatively low.

The government will provide all necessary assistance during Ma’s trip, he added.   [FULL  STORY]

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