By: Emerson Lim
Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) The first ever U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in theIndo-Pacific Region were launched in Taipei on Thursday.
The annual forum is expected to serve as a mechanism to promote Taiwan's international presence and good governance in the region.
The launch ceremony was held at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Neihu District, Taipei and attended by AIT Director Brent Christensen, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby, Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), and dignitaries from other countries.
The Consultations were announced in March by Christensen and Wu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) after Busby raised the idea during his Taipei visit last October. [FULL STORY]