Date: Jul 11, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) upcoming three-nation Latin America tour slated to
start today would not be affected by Typhoon Chan-Hom, although a land warning for the typhoon was issued late on Thursday, Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said.
Chen said that the government has to strike a balance between dealing with domestic and foreign affairs.
He said Ma always attaches great importance to disaster prevention and preparedness and has directed the Executive Yuan to be well-prepared for the coming typhoon.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ma is set to depart today for an eight-day trip to Taiwan’s diplomatic allies which would take him to the Dominican Republic tomorrow, the Republic of Haiti on Tuesday next week, and the Republic of Nicaragua on Wednesday next week. He is scheduled to return to Taiwan on Saturday next week. [FULL STORY]