‘No country should be isolated’

TAIPEI SEMINAR:Former US State Department official Wendy Sherman told the media that the US and Taiwan had a policy that has served them well for decades

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 15, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

The US believes that “it is important that no country be intimidated or isolated,” former US under

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee, left, and former US under secretary of state for political affairs Wendy Sherman yesterday attend an annual seminar on regional security in Taipei. Photo: CNA

secretary of state for political affairs Wendy Sherman told a conference in Taipei yesterday.

Sherman had been invited by the Taipei-based Prospect Foundation to attend an annual seminar on security dialogue involving Taiwan, the US, Japan and their Asia-Pacific partners hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the foundation, the Washington-based Center for a New American Security and the Tokyo-based Institute for International Policy Studies.

Sherman told reporters before the conference started that she was delighted to be making her first visit to Taiwan.

“I’ve long been a strong supporter of the Taiwan-US relationship, but I have never had the privilege of visiting Taipei. I’m very much looking forward to the US-Taiwan-Japan dialogue, which I think is very important for all of their countries,” she said.    [FULL  STORY][

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