Task force to take notes on Trump’s meeting with Xi

Donald Trump, the US president, is set to hold his first meeting with China's president, Xi Jinping, this week.

The foreign ministry said Wednesday that it has set up a task force to deal with potential effects from the meeting on Taiwan's interests. The ministry said the government's stance is that the meeting should not harm the interests of the Republic of China, Taiwan's official name.

The meeting betwen Trump and Xi will take place on April 6 and 7 at the US president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Taiwan is not expected to be high on the agenda as Trump seeks to pressure Beijing on trade and North Korea.

Taipei is nonetheless concerned about this first meeting between the two leaders and the direction it could take. Moreover, since it will take place over the weekend, Taiwan time, the ministry will not receive a full report about it until Monday.

Source: Radio Taiwan International