US honors the nation's role in APEC forum: official
CNAWASHINGTON -- The United States attaches high value to Taiwan's role in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, a high ranking U.S. official said yesterday.
September 14, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Washington welcomes good relations across the Taiwan Strait and will continue to work hard on trade and investment throughout the Asia-Pacific region, said Scot Marciel, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
“Obviously, Taiwan has full membership in APEC and plays a very important role, which we highly value,” Marciel said during a conference on security and economic issues in the Asia Pacific region, ahead of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Brunei and the APEC summit in Indonesia this October.
On the U.S.'s strategic rebalancing toward Asia, he said the policy is not expected to undergo any significant changes, although its details may be altered.