TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s presidential office said on Thursday it was developing a “shipping” plan related to President Tsai Ing-wen’s foreign trips. It is said that President Tsai will stop by the United States during her trip abroad and meet with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives McCarthy.
Tsai and McCarthy are expected to meet in California, sources familiar with the matter said.
Bloomberg reported that McCarthy confirmed his plans to meet with President Tsai in the United States later this year, stressing that it would not prevent him from visiting Taiwan later.
Previous presidents, including Tsai, have stopped in the United States for a day or two during their foreign visits. However, the US government has not met with Taiwanese officials in Washington.
Taiwan’s presidential office said in a statement in response to media inquiries about Ms Tsai’s foreign trip that “transit arrangements” had been made for years without direct reference to the United States. “At the moment, all departments are working together to prepare a plan. We will publish it as soon as the itinerary is complete,” he said.