Taiwan-US relations at 30-year high: King
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- King Pu-tsung (金溥聰), Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the U.S., said relations between Taipei and Washington are at a 30-year high.
January 27, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
Since President Ma Ying-jeou took office, he has taken a pragmatic approach to diplomacy, which has been conducive toward better Taiwan-U.S. ties, King said.
While in New York, the de facto ambassador said that he has met with members of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and that he has given interviews to the AFP and The Wall Street Journal.
King also met with Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (中華公所) members, and attended a banquet with almost 1,000 compatriots.
The Republic of China attaches great importance to Taipei-Washington relations, which have reached a 30-year high of stability and mutual trust, King said.
The de facto ambassador especially thanked compatriots residing in New York for their support, adding that they have always been among the first to lend a helping hand when Taiwan is in need, be it for post-921 earthquake reconstruction or post-Morakot disaster relief.