By: Flor Wang and Yang Shu-min
Taipei, June 10 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Paul Abbate, associate deputy
director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Monday formally opened a one-week FBI training program for senior law enforcement officers in the region, which is being held in Taiwan for the first time.
In Tsai’s speech at the formal opening of the FBI National Academy’s 22nd Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference, she said the choice of Taiwan as the host country was “testament to Taiwan’s importance to rule of law in the international community.”
“Taiwan is committed to achieving a Free and Open Indo-Pacific region,” she said. “We are working with like-minded partners throughout the world to make the region a safer and prosperous place.”
Tsai said Taiwan has signed memorandums of understanding with the U.S., the Philippines, Nauru and Palau on law enforcement, and its intelligence sharing networks stretch across East and Southeast Asia. [FULL STORY]