US senators ask House speaker to invite Tsai to speak to congress

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/08
By: Fan Cheng-hsiang and Joseph Yeh

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) / CNA file photo

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) A group of U.S. senators on Thursday issued a joint letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling on her to invite Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, John Cornyn, and Ted Cruz.

In response, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed gratitude but stressed that there are no current plans for President Tsai to visit Washington.

In the letter, the senators said the invitation, once realized, would be “consistent with U.S. law, enhance U.S. leadership in the Indo-Pacific region, and justly reward a true friend and ally of the United States and the American people.”    [FULL  STORY]

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