Outgoing AIT head makes light-hearted speech at medal ceremony

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/13
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) The outgoing de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan on

Kin Moy; CNA file photo

Wednesday was awarded the highest honor given to an individual for diplomatic-related contributions by Taiwan’s foreign ministry in recognition of his role in strengthening Taiwan-U.S. relations over his three-year tenure.

Kin Moy, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), was decorated with the Grand Medal of Diplomacy by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) in a ceremony held at the Taipei Guest House. The AIT represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties.

Wu thanked Moy, the first Chinese-American to hold the post of AIT director, saying that he has worked “tirelessly to enhance the security, cultural, educational and people-to-people partnerships between our two countries.”    [FULL  STORY]

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