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
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
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]