Presidential office dismisses “excessive speculation” over Tsai trip

The presidential office responded on Sunday to media reports which said that President Tsai Ing-wen was hoping to meet with US President-elect Donald Trump in New York.

The reports followed quickly on the heels of news that Tsai and Trump had spoken in a ten-minute phone call on Friday night. The call was significant because it was the first time a Taiwanese president and a US president or president-elect had spoken directly by phone since formal US-Taiwan relations came to an end in 1979.

With Tsai set to travel to Nicaragua next month, reports have surfaced that the president may transit in New York and is not ruling out the possibility of meeting with Trump.

But the presidential office on Sunday dismissed those reports as excessive speculation. The office said that as soon as there are detailed plans and arrangements for an overseas visit by the president and vice president, they are announced to the public.

Source: Radio Taiwan International