US Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Robert Wang, is scheduled to visit Taiwan.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum promoting economic integration across the Pacific Rim. Both the US and Taiwan, which participates under the name Chinese Taipei, are member economies.
The American Institute in Taiwan announced that Wang will be visiting Taiwan beginning Thursday. During his stay, he will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou. He will also visit ministries including the foreign ministry, the economics ministry, and the National Development Council.
The foreign ministry says it welcomes Wang’s visit as a sign that the US values cooperation with Taiwan under the framework of APEC. The ministry said Wang will be exchanging views with Taiwanese officials on issues such as the trend of regional economic integration and the outlook for the future development of economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Wang will also discuss initiatives both countries plan to push forward in APEC.
Wang will be in Taiwan through April 21st.