Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pying will leave Saturday on a visit to the United States and Central America, during which he will deliver a speech in Anchorage and meet with the United Nations mission chiefs of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in New York.
On the Central American leg of the trip, Wang will visit two of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the region – Nicaragua and El Salvador.
In the US, Wang will give a speech at the opening of the annual meeting of the US National Speakers Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.
“Stephen G. Lakis, president of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF), invited me to attend the Anchorage meeting,” Wang said Friday. The speaker said he will focus on the common vision of Taiwanese and American legislative institutions on issues such as democratic values and public interest.
The SLLF is scheduled to hold a legislative summit in Taiwan next November, at which more than 100 US state legislative leaders and their Asian counterparts will discuss issues related to legislation, education, health, environmental protection and transportation, Wang said.
After the Anchorage event, Wang will travel to New York, where he will host a dinner in honor of the UN ambassadors of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies.
He is scheduled to depart New York August 22 for Nicaragua to promote parliamentary diplomacy.
On the second leg of his Central American tour, Wang will visit El Salvador for a special meeting of the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Branches in Central America and the Caribbean (FOPREL) on August 24.
At the meeting, ruling Kuomintang Legislator Chiu Wen-yan will speak on the legislature’s response to global climate change, Wang said.