By: Liao Yu-yang and Evelyn Kao
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), James Huang (黃志芳, third left) and the United States Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach (fourth left).
Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The head of the government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), James Huang (黃志芳), met with economic officials from the United States and U.S. business representatives in the Asia Pacific region to promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation on the sidelines of the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2019 in Bangkok Monday.
Invited by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Huang led a Taiwanese delegation to the forum co-organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Thai Chamber of Commerce, TAITRA said a statement issued that day.
Accompanied by Brent Christensen, director of AIT's Taipei office, Huang met with the United States Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Diane Farrell; and Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), David Bohigian, according to the statement.
During the meeting, Huang also thanked several U.S. government agencies for jointly sending a letter to the 500 largest companies in the U.S. to encourage them to invest in Taiwan.