Jun 21, 2018 Medical & Health Care Comments Off on Planned visit by MAC head to Washington confirmed
Taipei, A plan for Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (???) to visit Washington in July is currently being scheduled and the MAC is working to fill two vice ministerial vacancies at the Cabinet-level body, MAC Vice Minister and spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng (???) said Thursday.
Chiu was responding to a Liberty Times report that cited a Washington source indicating Chen is set to visit Washington July 17-19, during which time he will deliver a speech at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, hold talks with senior White House officials and the Department of State and call on think tanks, U.S. senators and representatives.
When asked about Chen's planned U.S. visit, Chiu said at a regular press conference the MAC is working with a Washington-based think tank to hold an international seminar, but the details of the trip have not yet been finalized.
If the visit goes ahead as planned, Chen will be the first MAC head to visit Washington since the Democratic Progressive Party government took office in May 2016.
Discussing the two MAC vice ministerial vacancies to be filled as part of a wider Executive Yuan restructuring, Chiu said the MAC is close to making appointments to fill the two posts.
According to the amended Organizational Act of the Mainland Affairs Council approved by the Legislative Yuan last month, the MAC will have one minister and three vice ministers, two of whom will be political appointees.
Meanwhile, in response to Chinese pressure on international airlines to designate Taiwan part of China on their websites, Chiu said the MAC encourages Taiwanese to take international flights offered by airlines friendly to Taiwan, while calling on foreign governments to take action to protect their enterprises from China's threats.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
Comments Off on World Oil Prices Help Vietnam Expand an Already Fast-Growing Economy
Comments Off on Taiwan seeks to join Interpol general assembly in November
Comments Off on 181 fined for smuggling meat from China since September
Comments Off on Tainan to complete underground railway in 5-6 years: acting mayor
Comments Off on Taiwan wins first gold medal at Asian Para Games
Comments Off on Paraguayan president thanks Taiwan for educational assistance