Taiwan, US discuss TIFA resumption: Minister Shih
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Economic Minister Shih Yen-hsiang said yesterday that Taiwan and the United States are in close discussions over a resumption of talks under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
January 25, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Shih told the media before a regular ministerial meeting that a formal announcement on the decision to resume TIFA talks will be made once the discussions have been completed.
Meanwhile, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said upon his return from the U.S. at the head of a Taiwanese delegation that attended President Barack Obama's inauguration to his second term that the “highly expected talks under the bilateral agreement should be resumed soon.”
Wang said that during its U.S. trip, the six-member delegation that included lawmakers from both the ruling Kuomintang and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, also visited U.S. congressmen and senators, as well as the Washington headquarters of the American Institute in Taiwan.