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Chair of U.S. Senate foreign relations committee to visit Taiwan

Chair of U.S. Senate foreign relations committee to visit Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The chairman of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will visit Taiwan later this week as part of an Asian trip to discuss political, military and security issues between the United States and the region, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will visit Taiwan Aug. 15-17, during which he will meet with "various senior Taiwan leaders," said AIT, the de facto U.S embassy in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic relations. While in Taiwan, he is scheduled to meet with Vice President Wu Den-yih, Premier Jiang Yi-huah and Defense Minister Yen Ming, according to a statement released by Menendez's office. He will also deliver a speech titled "The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations" at a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Aug. 16, AIT said. The senator's nine-day trip to Asia also includes Japan, South Korea and China, his office's statement said. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2020-12-01 14:08 GMT+08:00