President Tsai Ing-wen will depart for Central America on the 29th, during which she will stop in New York and Los Angeles.
Kirby, the White House National Security Council strategic communications and coordinator, said today that there is a precedent for President Tsai to stop by the U.S. for an unofficial visit, and no meeting with U.S. officials is scheduled this time.
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[Central News Agency] President Tsai Ing-wen visited Central America on the 29th, during which she stopped in New York and Los Angeles.
White House National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator Kirby said today that there is a precedent for President Tsai to stop by the United States for an unofficial visit, and no meeting with U.S. officials was arranged this time.
On March 29, President Tsai will start the "Democratic Partners for Common Prosperity Tour". He will stop by New York, and then visit Guatemala and Belize, two friendly countries, and return to Los Angeles. (Kevin McCarthy) met and returned to Taiwan on April 7th, the whole journey lasted 10 days and 9 nights.
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In response to President Tsai's transiting through the United States, John Kirby said at a media briefing today that the transit is not uncommon. This is the seventh time for President Tsai to transit through the United States. This is an unofficial visit and a private itinerary.
As for whether the US will send officials to meet with President Tsai, Kirby pointed out that there is no such plan.
Three days before President Tsai’s departure, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras tweeted on March 26 to announce the severance of diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Kirby said that the severance of diplomatic relations will not affect President Tsai's transit schedule, but he emphasized that the United States still attaches great importance to its relationship with Honduras and will continue to work hard for bilateral relations. The severance of diplomatic relations is a sovereign decision of Hongguo, and it should be to understand that China is not reliable. made by a partner.
Facing China's poaching of Taiwan's diplomatic allies again, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Taiwan's South American friend Paraguay's Foreign Minister Julio Cesar Arriola in Washington on the 27th, and especially thanked Paraguay for its principled commitment to Taiwan.
Blinken also affirmed that Paraguay had voted in an international arena to be concerned about thorny issues such as Russia, China, Nicaragua and Venezuela, according to a summary of the meeting sent out today by U.S. State Department chief deputy spokesman Vedant Patel.
Blinken pointed out that democracies need to stand together against regimes that try to oppress freedom and violate human rights.
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