Planned visit by Taiwan MAC head to Washington confirmed

Taiwan News  
Date: 2018/06/21
By:  Central News Agency

TAIPEI (CNA) – A plan for Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong

Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong. (By Central News Agency)

(陳明通) to visit Washington in July is currently being scheduled and the MAC is working to fill two vice ministerial vacancies at the Cabinet-level body, MAC Vice Minister and spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said Thursday.

Chiu was responding to a Liberty Times report that cited a Washington source indicating Chen is set to visit Washington July 17-19, during which time he will deliver a speech at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, hold talks with senior White House officials and the Department of State and call on think tanks, U.S. senators and representatives.

When asked about Chen’s planned U.S. visit, Chiu said at a regular press conference the MAC is working with a Washington-based think tank to hold an international seminar, but the details of the trip have not yet been finalized.    [FULL  STORY]

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