Premier meets with former AIT director

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/19
By: Tai Ya-chen and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Monday met with former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director Douglas Paal, who is currently on a visit to Taiwan.

Lin observed that Taiwan-U.S. relations enjoy strong bipartisan support in America and promised that Taiwan would work closely with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump on the basis of existing relations, according to a statement released by the Cabinet.

Lin also expressed concern about the future policies of the Trump administration, especially as they pertain to the Asia-Pacific, the statement said.

Lin and Paal exchanged views on issues such as Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Washington’s principles on signing bilateral and multilateral trade agreements with other nations and future cooperation between Taiwan and the United States, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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