Taipei mayor to visit U.S. in March

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Taipei mayor to visit U.S. in March

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is slated to visit the United States in March as part of ongoing efforts to promote city-to-city exchanges and enhance interactions with Taiwanese expatriates.

Ko will visit New York March 16 on the first leg of his trip, where he will hold a "casual" seminar to exchange views with Taiwanese students on March 17 or 18, City Government deputy spokesman Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) told CNA.

On March 19 or 20, Ko will give a speech in Washington, with the venue yet to be decided, before heading to Atlanta on March 21 to mark the 40th anniversary of sisterhood ties between Taipei and Atlanta, Chen said.

On March 22, the mayor will proceed to Boston, where he will meet representatives from the local biotechnology industry and attend a banquet with Taiwanese expatriates, he said.

Ko's visit concludes March 23 and he will leave from New York for Taiwan arriving the following day, Chen said.

(By Liang Pei-chi and Flor Wang)

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