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Financial group leaders in US for cooperation talks


Taiwan Financial Services Round-table (台灣金服會,TFSR) chairman Kevin Chien (簡鴻文) and secretary-general Mark Wei (魏寶生), arrived in Washington on Tuesday for talks on the prospects of a US-Taiwan conference aimed at boosting financial cooperation and exchanges between the two countries.

Chien and Wei were expected to meet with Steve Bartlett, president and CEO of the US Financial Services Roundtable (USFSR), yesterday for talks on the prospects of a US-Taiwan financial cooperation conference next year to be jointly sponsored by their respective organizations and the ROC-USA Business Council.

The US Financial Services Roundtable is a unique and influential trade association which is limited to the 100 largest financial service companies in the country.

Chien said that the TFSR signed a memorandum with the USFSR in March on bilateral cooperation, with both sides agreeing to take concrete measures, such as convening conferences, to jointly promote financial cooperation and exchanges between the two countries.

During their two-day stay in Washington, Chien and Wei were also expected to meet with Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the US-Taiwan Business Council, for talks on issues of mutual concern.

Chien and Wei will also take time to meet officials from George Washington University's School of Business for talks on the signing of a memorandum on academic exchanges between the school and financial service organizations and educational institutes in Taiwan.

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