PUBLIC: Project 2049 Institute members vowed to ensure that Taiwanese could decide their own future during a meeting streamed on Facebook
Date: Jun 13, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s future should be determined by its nearly 24 million citizens without outside influence, Project 2049Institute chairman Richard Armitage yesterday told a meeting attended by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), institute president John Gastright and other institute members.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and National Security Council Secretary-General David Lee (李大維) also joined the meeting at the Presidential Office, part of which was broadcast on Tsai’s Facebook page.
Calling Armitage — who served as US deputy secretary of state during former US president George W. Bush’s first term in office — an old friend of Taiwan and hers, Tsai said she was glad to meet him again after his visit last year.
She also thanked him for introducing her during a videoconference she held with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on April 9 as part of an event marking the 40th anniversary of the US’ Taiwan Relations Act. [FULL STORY]