By Elaine Hou and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States will jointly hold a regional dialogue of civil societies on religious freedom March 11-12, which will be attended by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
The event, which is aimed at promoting religious freedom, human rights and democracy in the Indo-Pacific region, is being organized by the Taipei-based non-profit Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), commissioned by MOFA, the ministry said.
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) spokesperson Amanda Mansour told CNA that the U.S. views religious freedom as an important issue and looks forward to jointly hosting the event.
AIT represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic links between Taipei and Washington. [FULL STORY]