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US Ambassador to UN Will Visit Taiwan: Pompeo

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US Ambassador to UN Will Visit Taiwan: Pompeo

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The United States ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft will visit Taiwan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a Jan. 6 statement. He did not specify the date of the visit. “Taiwan shows what a free China could achieve,” Pompeo concluded. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Craft will be the first incumbent U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to visit Taiwan and the trip signifies further improvement of the Taiwan-U.S. relationship. Bilateral ties between Washington and Taipei have warmed considerably under the Trump administration. Last year, two senior U.S. officials visited Taiwan, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Under Secretary of State Keith Krach. Craft has previously voiced support for Taiwan to be included in the United Nations system. Taiwan lost its seat at the United Nations to China after the world body passed U.N. Resolution 2758 in 1971. Eight years later, in January …

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