By: Joseph Yeh
Taipei, June 6 (CNA) The partnership between Taiwan and the United States will continue
to progress and play an important role in the free and open Indo-Pacific region, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday at a formal ceremony to rename a Taiwan government organization that handles American affairs.
Tsai said the change of name from the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA) to the Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA) reflected decades of mutual trust and marked a milestone in bilateral relations.
The term “North American” was used initially because of the political circumstances at the time, Tsai said, referring to the period when the government organization was established in 1979, after the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the U.S. ended official ties.
The renaming of the organization this year is also significant because it is the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), she said. [FULL STORY]