By: Yeh Su-ping and Ko Lin
Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin (林鶴明) said Saturday
that Taiwan sincerely appreciates the goodwill and continued support extended by the executive and legislative branches of the United States government.
Taiwan has a close and friendly relationship with the U.S., which has been unwavering in its support, Lin said, after U.S. Republican Representative Chris Smith on Friday urged the U.S. executive branch to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act to bring about an increase in exchanges of high-level American and Taiwanese officials.
In a letter to U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo, Smith said President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) recent visit to the U.S. showed the positive development of ties between Washington and Taipei. [FULL STORY]