No new pledges by president on overseas visit: foreign minister

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/19
By: Chen Chun-hua and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is assessing a

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

possible overseas visit by President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), which would not involve any “additional pledges” on cooperation projects with allies, Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said Friday.

Lin was responding to questions by Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) at a legislative hearing on who would be responsible for delivering on promises made by the president during the trip.

Wu said Ma will step down on May 20 and would not be in a position to fulfill any pledges he might make.

Ma, who will soon complete his second four-year term in office, will be succeeded by DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who won the Jan. 16 presidential election.     [FULL  STORY]

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