US House delegation to visit Taiwan
CNATAIPEI--The new chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs will lead a congressional delegation to visit Taiwan in late January to discuss bilateral ties and regional security, a Taiwanese official said Sunday.
January 7, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
Ed Royce (R-Calif.) is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan for a three-day visit, beginning on Jan. 26, said Bruce Linghu, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of North American Affairs.
The delegation will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and officials from the ministries of foreign affairs, economic affairs, national defense, and others to discuss issues such as Taipei-Washington ties, Taiwan-China relations, and regional peace, Linghu told CNA.
Taiwan is one of the destinations for Royce's Asia trip, which follows his takeover as the chairman of the House's foreign affairs committee in early January, he said.
“This shows his consideration for Taiwan,” Linghu said.
Royce succeeded Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida to head the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.