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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires welcomes Taiwanese representative to Ambassador’s Residence

  • March 5, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 11
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On Mar. 4, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim to Japan Joseph Young disclosed on his official Twitter account that he had invited Frank Hsieh, the representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan (equivalent to an ambassador to Japan), to join him for a meal at the Ambassador’s Residence in Tokyo’s Akasaka district. According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, this was the first time for the Taiwanese representative to be invited to the Ambassador’s Residence since the U.S. and Taiwan broke their diplomatic relations in 1979.

 

Hsieh was reportedly invited for a meal at the Ambassador’s Residence on Mar. 2. Chargé Young posted a tweet saying, “We exchanged views on our shared priorities across a wide range of topics.” His tweet also featured a photo of a handwritten message from Hsieh. “May the friendship between Taiwan, the United States, and Japan be long-lasting,” the note read.

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