Sept. 17 agreement will allow joint delegations to visit New Southbound Policy countries
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent Memorandum of Understanding between Taiwan and the United States will allow Taiwan to overcome its problem of not having diplomatic allies in Southeast Asia, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 13).
The two countries reportedly signed the agreement on Sept. 17 to cooperate on developing infrastructure in Latin America and Southeast Asia. However, as Taiwan has no official diplomatic relations with any country in the latter region, it has been difficult to send senior government officials on visits to discuss concrete cooperation projects, the Liberty Times noted.