US-Tai­wan de­fense con­fer­ence to dis­cuss sub­ma­rine pro­grams

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The U. S.- Tai­wan De­fense In­dus­try Con­fer­ence 2015 will run from Oct. 4- 6 in Wil­liams­burg in the eastern U. S. state of Vir­ginia, and the dis­cus­sions will be cen­tered on bi­lat­eral de­fense co­op­er­a­tion, Tai­wan’s in­dige­nous sub­ma­rine pro­gram and po­ten­tial sub­ma­rine sales to Tai­wan.

The Tai­wanese del­e­ga­tion, headed by Deputy De­fense Min­is­ter Liu Chen-wu, will talk about bi­lat­eral mil­i­tary ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion with the United States and Tai­wan’s de­fense bud­get al­lo­ca­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials from Tai­wan’s Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense ( MND), the coun­try’s in­dige­nous sub­ma­rine pro­gram and po­ten­tial sub­ma­rine pur­chases from the U.S. will also be on the agenda at the an­nual con­fer­ence.

Mean­while, the event will serve as an op­por­tu­nity for the two sides to dis­cuss de­fense in­dus­try co­op­er­a­tion and tech­nol­ogy ex­changes in a hope of en­hanc­ing Tai­wan’s self- de­fense ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

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