No timeline yet for name change of Taiwan US office: Foreign ministry

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 22 December, 2020
By: Shirley Lin

Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Tseng (Photo by RTI reporter Tseng Hsiang-yun)

The foreign ministry on Monday said there is no timeline yet for changing the name of Taiwan’s representative office in Washington to “Taiwan Representative Office”. The ministry confirmed though that it has held talks with members of the US Congress on the issue./

The ministry’s comments came after 78 members of the US Congress wrote to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week to ask that Taiwan’s office name be changed to specifically include the word “Taiwan”. Currently, it is known as the “Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office”.

When asked about the name change, Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Tseng confirmed that his office has been communicating with the US, but said that the issue is sensitive and the timing must be right.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.