United States Secretary of Health Alex Azar will travel to Taiwan in the coming days as part of the coronavirus pandemic to make the highest visit to the island since 1979 by a U.S. official who has infuriated China as the archipelago Considered part of its territory.
“We will visit Taiwan in the coming days to translate the support of the President of the United States (Donald Trump) into his global leadership in health and to underline our shared belief that free and democratic societies are the best model for protecting and promoting the Are health. “Azar announced on Twitter.
Azar also stressed on the same social network that “Taiwan was a model of transparency and health cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic and much earlier.” This trip therefore offers the opportunity to strengthen economic ties and sanitation “between Washington and Taipei.
The Department of Health has since stressed that this is “the first visit by a Secretary of Health to Taiwan, the first in six years by a member of the government and the highest level by a US official since 1979”. .