President meets ex-White House aide

The China Post
Date: December 9, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A meeting between President Tsai Ing-wen and a visiting former White House

President Tsai Ing-wen interacts with National Committee on American Foreign Policy President Rosemary DiCarlo and delegation members at the Presidential Office on Thursday, Dec. 8. Tsai said Taiwan strongly valued its relationship with mainland China and its relationship with the U.S., both of which provide peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. (CNA)

official occurred Wednesday night, confirmed Foreign Minister David Lee Thursday.

“The two had an in-depth conversation,” Lee told reporters at the Legislative Yuan, but said he could not provide further details because he had not been present.

Tsai had met Stephen Yates, who served as deputy national security adviser to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney during the George W. Bush administration.

Press corps had staked out Tsai’s presidential residence Wednesday night on a tip that she was entertaining Yates as a dinner guest, but media were unable to intercept the former U.S. official.

Lee said that he and Yates were old friends from his time in Washington, D.C.

The foreign minister said Yates would pay a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today to discuss issues related to the future of U.S.-Taiwan relations.    [FULL  STORY]

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