Former U.S. deputy secretary of state visits Taiwan

03/14/2017 09:41 PM
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Taipei, March 14 (CNA) Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday for a three-day visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

Armitage is visiting as part of a delegation organized by the Project 2049 Institute, an American think tank that focuses on security issues and public policy in Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, according to Christine Hsueh (薛美瑜), head of the ministry's Department of North African Affairs.

During his stay, Armitage and the other delegates are expected to visit related government agencies to discuss issues concerning Taiwan-U.S. relations, cross-Taiwan Strait ties, the security situation in Asia and U.S. President Donald Trump's policy toward Asia, she said.

The Project 2049 Institute is headed by Randall Schriver, who served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs from 2003 to 2005, and as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to Armitage from 2001 to 2003.

(By Scarlett Chai and Y.F. Low)ENDITEM/J

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