Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb arrives in Taiwan for 4-day trip

08/21/2022 08:33 PM
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Incumbent Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (right) poses with Douglas Hsu (徐佑典), head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Incumbent Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (right) poses with Douglas Hsu (徐佑典), head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) Department of North American Affairs on Sunday. Photo courtesy of MOFA

Taipei, Aug. 21(CNA) Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a four-day visit, making him the first governor from the United States to visit the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Sunday.

During his visit, which will last until Wednesday, Holcomb will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and other senior government officials as well as Taiwanese semiconductor sector representatives, MOFA said in a press release.

He will also sign a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan to facilitate bilateral business, trade and scientific cooperation, it added.

In 1979, Indiana became the first state to forge a sister-state relationship with Taiwan, according to MOFA.

(By Joseph Yeh)

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