Foreign Minister David Lee (???) on Thursday publicly dispelled speculations that President Tsai Ing-wen (???) might seek a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during a planned transit in the United States next month.
New York City, where Trump lives before moving into the White House after being sworn in on January 20, has never been an option when officials look at possible points of transit during Tsai's overseas trip, Lee said.
A meeting with Trump "can't possibly be happening," he told reporters.
He would not say exactly where Tsai will make her transit stop, saying detailed arrangements were still being worked out.
Speculations were rife surrounding Tsai's transit en route to Central America following her call to Trump on December 2, the first contact of this kind since at least 1979, when the United States switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel