Ken­tucky Gover­nor to visit ROC to pro­mote ties

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The gover­nor of the U. S. state of Ken­tucky will visit Tai­wan next week to pro­mote trade re­la­tions be­tween his state and Tai­wan, the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs said Satur­day.

Steve Bes­hear, lead­ing a del­e­ga­tion of other of­fi­cials from Ken­tucky, is sched­uled to ar­rive in Tai­wan on Sun­day and meet with high- level gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials in Taipei dur­ing the 4- day visit, the min­istry said.

Bes­hear will meet with Pres­i­dent Ma Ying- jeou ( ) and call on se­nior of­fi­cials at the min­istries of eco­nomic af­fairs, and trans­porta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, the min­istry said.

It said the del­e­ga­tion will also meet with For­eign Min­is­ter David Lin ( ) and Fran­cis Liang ( ) , chair­man of the Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil ( TAITRA), the coun­try’s main trade pro­mo­tion body.

On what will be his sec­ond visit to Tai­wan, Bes­hear will wit­ness the sign­ing of a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing be- tween TAITRA and Ken­tucky to ex­pand bi­lat­eral eco­nomic and trade co­op­er­a­tion, the min­istry said.

The min­istry de­scribed Bes­hear as a good friend of Tai­wan’s. The Ken­tucky Gen­eral As­sem­bly has also been sup­port­ive of Tai­wan’s ef­forts to ex­pand its in­ter­na­tional par­tic­i­pa­tion and join the In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion, the United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change and the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion, the min­istry said.

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