Tsai sees textiles at core of new Central America trade plan

Taipei- President Tsai Ing-wen (???) believes textiles should be at the heart of Taiwan's thinking in developing new global trade arrangements and strategies, the Presidential Office said in a statement Sunday.

The statement cited Tsai as saying that during her recent visit to four of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America, she found the textile sector in Central America to have considerable development potential.

They also had the benefit of having free trade agreements with the United States that could be advantageous for Taiwanese manufacturers in the region.

With Taiwan Textile Federation Chairman Chan Cheng-tien (???) to propose a new strategy for the global development of Taiwan's textile sector, "this is the time to begin thinking about new arrangements and new strategies, starting with the textile sector," Tsai said, according to the statement.

Tsai made the remarks at a luncheon with over 800 Taiwanese expatriates in San Francisco on Jan. 14 local time, according to the statement.

The president flew to San Francisco on Jan. 13 for a transit stop after concluding a week-long state visit to Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. She is scheduled to return to Taiwan late on Sunday, Taipei time.

Chan was a member of Tsai's delegation during the overseas tour.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel