By: Yu Hsiang and Emerson Lim
Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday described American Under Secretary of State Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan as a "milestone for a deepened Taiwan-U.S. relationship" during a banquet she hosted for Krach and his delegation, who are in Taiwan for a three-day visit.
Krach is the highest ranking U.S. State Department official to visit Taiwan since 1979, when Washington switched diplomatic recognition from the Republic of China (Taiwan's official name) to the People's Republic of China.
The banquet was held at Tsai's official residence in Zhongzheng District, Taipei and was not opened for media coverage.
According to a press statement issued later by the Presidential Office, Tsai thanked Krach and his delegation for visiting Taiwan and relaying the U.S. government's support for Taiwan's democracy. [FULL STORY]