Former U.S. vice president on 4-day visit to Taiwan

2017/08/06 22:50:26
CNA file photo

CNA file photo

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Former United States Vice President Richard B. Cheney arrived in Taiwan Sunday on a four-day visit, during which he will attend a regional security forum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a press release.

The Prospect Foundation, a local think tank, will hold a forum to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific region on Aug. 8 in Taipei, during which Cheney is scheduled to deliver a luncheon speech.

The agenda of the forum includes maritime security cooperation in Asia, regional economic integration and Taiwan's New Southbound Policy.

In its release, MOFA welcomed Cheney to Taiwan, noting that the former vice president last visited Taiwan in 1993.

He is scheduled to stay in Taiwan until Aug. 9.

Cheney served as the U.S. vice president from 2001 to 2009 in the Republican administration of President George W. Bush, and was secretary of defense from 1989 to 1993.

(By Scarlett Chai and Ko Lin)
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