Premier meets with former AIT director

Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Monday met with former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director Douglas Paal, who is currently on a visit to Taiwan.

Lin observed that Taiwan-U.S. relations enjoy strong bipartisan support in America and promised that Taiwan would work closely with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump on the basis of existing relations, according to a statement released by the Cabinet.

Lin also expressed concern about the future policies of the Trump administration, especially as they pertain to the Asia-Pacific, the statement said.

Lin and Paal exchanged views on issues such as Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Washington’s principles on signing bilateral and multilateral trade agreements with other nations and future cooperation between Taiwan and the United States, it said.

Paal is currently vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served as AIT director from 2002 to 2006.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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