Tsai advised to keep low profile in US

ITINERARY:New York is not being considered as a transit stop for President Tsai Ing-wen amid rumors that it would allow for a meeting with the US president-elect

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 09, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) yesterday confirmed that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee responds to questions from reporters at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

文) and former US national security official Stephen Yates met on Wednesday and Yates urged Tsai to keep a low profile during her transit stops in the US on her way to Central America next month.

Speaking on the sidelines of a morning meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, Lee said Tsai and Yates had an in-depth conversation, but he did not know what they discussed because he was not there.

“Yates and I are old acquaintances. When I was stationed in Washington, Yates served as deputy national security adviser to then-US vice president Dick Cheney. We met once or twice every month,” Lee said.

Yates is scheduled to visit him today to discuss Taiwan-US relations, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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