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Taiwan can help solve problems, US official says

RECOGNITION:The US is committed to finding ways for Taiwan to earn the respect that its contributions merit, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Tong said

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

Tong said the next GCTF project would be an international women’s empowerment conference to be held in Taipei next week.

“We in the US are committed to finding new ways for Taiwan to earn the dignity and respect that its contributions merit,” he said.

Former US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia Randy Schriver said during a panel discussion that GCTF helped make the US-Taiwan relationship “consequential and meaningful.”

“One of my pet issues for a long time has been the need to improve communications at the highest levels,” he said.

“I wish our presidents could talk to each other. I think presidents and elected officials are different creatures and different characters and they think differently and they talk differently and having people at that level talk to each other is important,” Schriver said.

Additional Reporting by CNA

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