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Foreign ministry hoping to invite US officials to visit

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday it was trying to invite US governors, members of Congress and think tank members to visit this year so they can learn more about Taiwan and develop “affection” for it.

“We are working hard on inviting governors to visit Taiwan. It takes more effort than inviting senators, but we are expecting good news, which will be announced at a proper time,” Harry Tseng (曾厚仁), director-general of the Department of North American Affairs, told a press briefing.

Last year, Taiwan hosted the governors of Idaho and Hawaii.

Noting that the US Congress will be in recess from Saturday through Sept. 7, Tseng said the representative office in Washington and its 12 branches in the US were working hard to invite members of Congress and their aides as well as think tank members.

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