U.S. Senator David Perdue visiting Taiwan

Taipei, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is paying a brief visit to Taiwan on Friday as part of an Asian tour in a show of support for the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement.

During his short stop in Taiwan, Perdue will meet President Tsai Ing-wen (???) and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (???) to exchange views on regional peace, cross-Taiwan Strait ties and bilateral trade and economic cooperation, the ministry said.

Perdue, a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, is a longtime supporter of Taiwan who firmly backs Taiwan's participation in world bodies, such as Interpol and the World Health Assembly, MOFA said.

Perdue also voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, which included several pro-Taiwan provisions, the ministry said.

Perdue is scheduled to leave Taiwan later Friday.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel