U.S. congressman urges full implementation of Taiwan Travel Act

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/09/15
By: Chiang Chin-yeh and Frances Huang

Washington, Sept. 14 (CNA) U.S. Republican Representative Chris Smith on Friday

U.S. Rep Chris Smith (Image taken from Wikimedia Commons)

urged his country’s executive branch to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act to bring about an increase in exchanges of high-level officials from Taiwan and the United States.

In a letter to U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo, Smith said President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)’s recent visit to the U.S. showed the positive development of bilateral ties between Washington and Taipei.

“Building on this, I urge you to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act to allow regular and high-level exchanges between U.S. and Taiwanese officials,” Smith said to Pompeo in the letter.

Tsai made stopovers in two American cities, one in Los Angeles and the other in Houston, during her visits to Paraguay and Belize, two of Taiwan’s 17 diplomatic allies, in August.    [FULL  STORY]

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