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Joseph Wu, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

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Joseph Wu, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will speak at a LAWAC luncheon on Monday, March 11th, 2019. Minister Wu will discuss Taiwan’s potential role in the US Indo-Pacific strategy and the current situation of the Taiwan-US partnership, including the Trump administration’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy. He will discuss Taipei’s leadership in calling for like-minded nations to work together to safeguard freedom and democracy. He will also address the success of President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy, aimed at strengthening cooperation with key players in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Minister Wu will discuss the history, importance, and future of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), enacted 40 years ago to maintain relations with Taiwan after President Jimmy Carter broke formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognized the People’s Republic of China.