The US ambassador within the Netherlands has hosted Taiwan’s consultant on the US embassy, within the first such assembly since Washington eliminated restrictions on Taiwanese officers’ visits to American authorities workplaces.
Pete Hoekstra, the US ambassador to the Netherlands, described the assembly with Taiwan’s consultant to the nation, Chen Hsing-hsing, which occurred on Monday, as symbolic. “Made some historical past in the present day: Welcomed Taiwan Consultant Chen to our Embassy,” the US envoy tweeted. “Glad that our [State Department] colleagues around the globe will now have the ability to host our pals from this vibrant democracy on our Embassy grounds.”
Made some historical past in the present day: Welcomed Taiwan Consultant Chen to our Embassy. Glad that our @StateDept colleagues around the globe will now have the ability to host our pals from this vibrant democracy on our Embassy grounds. Thanks @Taiwan_in_NL to your friendship. pic.twitter.com/X4tsVY6jAB
— Ambassador Pete Hoekstra (@usambnl) January 11, 2021
Chen tweeted she was “extraordinarily happy and honored to go to” the embassy. She defined that such a gathering, “the very first time in my diplomatic profession,” was potential due to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s determination on January 9.
Pompeo had lifted all self-imposed restrictions on US govt department companies’ interactions with their counterparts from Taiwan, and Hoekstra believes this transfer was “an essential shift for a vibrant democracy and steadfast accomplice.”
Beijing, which pursues a “one-China” coverage in its relations with Taiwan, has condemned Pompeo’s transfer. The International Ministry on Monday defended the nation’s sovereignty and warned that no one would stop China’s “reunification.”
China has additionally objected to a deliberate a three-day go to to Taiwan by the US ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, who is because of arrive there on Wednesday.
Politicians in Taiwan, in distinction, welcomed Washington’s strikes to alter the best way contacts with the island’s diplomats had been held. Chen, particularly, was quoted as saying that Hoekstra “instantly reached out to ask her to the embassy as quickly as he discovered that restrictions had been lifted.”
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