Bordallo Meets President Ma During CODEL Visit to Taiwan

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo met with President Ma during a recently completed Congressional Delegation [CODEL] visit to Taiwan.

The CODEL was led by the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus [CAPAC] Rep. Judy Chu. Congresswoman Bordallo is the Vice-Chair of CAPAC.

Ina release, Bordallo says they had a “a productive visit.”

She said they talked about diversifying Taiwan’s economy and expanding trade opportunities. In particular, the Congresswoman said she “welcomed Taiwan’s work to increase flight opportunities to Guam.”

“Taiwan remains an important market for our tourism industry on Guam, and I am hopeful that Taiwanese businesses will continue to invest in our island in the coming years,” said the Congresswoman. 


[Congresswoman Bordallo, CAPAC Vice Chair, joins Rep. Judy Chu, CAPAC Chair, in meeting with President Ma Ying-jeou and other officials from the Taiwanese government.]

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

Bordallo Returns from CAPAC Delegation to Taiwan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo recently returned to Washington D.C. following a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Rep. Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) to Taiwan. Congresswoman Bordallo is CAPAC’s Vice Chair.

The CODEL met with President Ma Ying-jeou; the Acting Director of the American Institute in Taiwan; senior officials from Taiwan’s Ministries of Economic Affairs, Foreign Affairs, the National Security Council and the Kuomintang (KMT), the Democratic Progressive Party; as well as the President of the Legislative Yuan and the Mayor of New Taipei City.

“Our delegation had a productive visit with senior officials in the Taiwanese government, including President Ma,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “These Congressional Delegations allow Members to speak directly with foreign officials about our bilateral relations and concerns. In particular, we talked about the importance of diversifying Taiwan’s economy and expanding trade opportunities. I welcomed Taiwan’s work to increase flight opportunities to Guam which benefits our tourism industry.  Taiwan remains an important market for our tourism industry on Guam, and I am hopeful that Taiwanese businesses will continue to invest in our island in the coming years.”