Senior U.S. official says leadership supports Taiwan’s contributions

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/09
By: Emerson Lim

Sandra Oudkirk (second right)

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A high-level U.S. official said Wednesday that the White House supports Taiwan's efforts to increase its global contributions through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

In opening remarks at a round table dialogue, Sandra Oudkirk, the U.S. senior official for APEC, shared the scope and impact of APEC on regional development.

The U.S. still sees Taiwan as an "active and committed partner" in the Indo-Pacific region, even though the two economies are still at odds over some bilateral trade issues, said Oudkirk, who also serves as the U.S. State Department's deputy assistant secretary for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

"And I can reiterate the commitment that our leadership is made to continue to support our reliable partner, as it seeks to expand its already significant contributions to global challenges and free and open trade investment," she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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