AIT chair visits Taiwan for GCTF meeting

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AIT Chairman James Moriarty

AIT Chairman James Moriarty

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty has arrived in Taipei for an annual committee meeting of a joint cooperation network and to meet with local political and business leaders, the AIT said Monday.

During his one-week visit, Moriarty will attend the joint committee meeting of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF), a platform through which the United States and Taiwan address regional and global concerns.

Moriarty, who arrived Sunday, will also meet with a number of senior political and business figures, before his departure on Nov. 10, the AIT said.

Since the establishment of the GCTF in 2015, the U.S. and Taiwan have brought together experts, government officials, and civil society leaders from over two dozen countries for 13 workshops on public health, women's empowerment, media literacy, law enforcement, and the digital economy, among other topics, according to the AIT.

Moriarty is a retired diplomat with experience in Asia and Taiwan affairs, having served as U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh and Nepal, Special Assistant to the President of the United States, Senior Director for Asia at the National Security Council, and Director for China Affairs at the National Security Council, the AIT said.

He was also head of the political section at the AIT from 1995 to 1998.

Since his retirement from the U.S. foreign service in 2011, Moriarty has been working in the private sector and as an independent consultant, according to the AIT.

(By Joseph Yeh)
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