The China Post
Date: October 25, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh
New American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty has arrived in the country on his first
trip since being appointed, the AIT announced Monday.
He will meet Taiwan government officials and other leaders to exchange views on subjects of mutual interest to the United States and Taiwan, the AIT said in a statement. The AIT represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties.
Moriarty arrived on Sunday, and his trip is scheduled to end this coming Saturday.
In a separate statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it welcomed the visit by Moriarty, who took over the AIT chair post last month following the retirement of Raymond Burghardt. It also congratulated him on his new position.
During his stay in Taipei, the AIT chief will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and exchange views with her on various issues concerning bilateral relations, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]