Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Former Premier Liu Chao-hsiuan will lead a Taiwan delegation to the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast (NPB) , scheduled for Feb. 3-5 in Washington, D.C., the Presidential Office said Sunday.
Liu, now a senior adviser to President Ma Ying-jeou, and two other delegates -- ruling Kuomintang Legislator Lin Yi-shih and Cher Wang, chairwoman of VIA Technologies and HTC -- were scheduled to leave Taipei for Washington later Sunday, according to a Presidential Office news release.
In addition to attending the NPB, the delegation will meet with U.S. officials, members of Congress and experts from U.S. think tanks as well as Taiwanese compatriots in the United States, the news release said.
Initiated by former U.S. Representative Frank Carlson and others in 1953, the NPB is an annual event held in Washington on the first Thursday of February as a forum for political, social and business leaders of the world to assemble and build relationships.
Traditionally, the Thursday morning breakfast has two special guest speakers -- the U.S. president and a guest whose identity is kept confidential until that morning.
(By Lee Shu-hua and Deborah Kuo)