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President Tsai issues remarks regarding government response to COVID-19 pandemic Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai issues remarks regarding government response to COVID-19 pandemic

On the afternoon of March 19, President Tsai Ing-wen, accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen, issued remarks in the Entrance Hall of the Presidential Office Building regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

President Tsai announces five proactive measures to boost Taiwan’s economic momentum and vitality Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai announces five proactive measures to boost Taiwan’s economic momentum and vitality

To address the economic impact of the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Tsai Ing-wen convened a high-level national security meeting at noon on March 12 attended by the premier, vice premier, heads of relevant cabinet agencies, the National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general, and a number of NSC advisors.

President Tsai meets American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty

While meeting with AIT Chairman James Moriarty on the morning of March 5, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the US House of Representatives for passing the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act with 415 votes in favor and zero opposed, taking concrete action to support Taiwan's efforts to secure our diplomatic relations, participate in international organizations, and enhance Taiwan-US trade relations.

President Tsai meets Australian Representative to Taiwan Gary Cowan Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets Australian Representative to Taiwan Gary Cowan

During a meeting with Australian Representative to Taiwan Gary Cowan on the morning of March 3, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the Australian government for actively supporting Taiwan's international participation, particularly as we face the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. Australia has spoken up for Taiwan at both the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board and the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), she said.

President Tsai attends 2020 International Mother Language Day: Indigenous Languages Development Conference Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends 2020 International Mother Language Day: Indigenous Languages Development Conference

On the afternoon of February 22, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered remarks at the 2020 International Mother Language Day: the Indigenous Languages Development Conference.

President Tsai meets Randall Schriver, Chairman of Project 2049 Institute and former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets Randall Schriver, Chairman of Project 2049 Institute and former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs

On the morning of February 20 President Tsai Ing-wen met with Randall Schriver, Chairman of the Project 2049 Institute and former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs.

President Tsai meets permanent representatives to UN from Taiwan's diplomatic allies Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets permanent representatives to UN from Taiwan's diplomatic allies

While meeting with permanent representatives to the United Nations (UN) from Taiwan's diplomatic allies on the morning of February 18, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked our diplomatic allies for speaking up for Taiwan at important events. She emphasized that Taiwan is on the frontline in dealing with the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and should not be excluded from the global epidemic prevention network.

President Tsai attends the 2020 ICF Top7 Global Cities Announcement/Conference and fields questions from the media Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends the 2020 ICF Top7 Global Cities Announcement/Conference and fields questions from the media

On the morning of February 10, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the 2020 Intelligent Community Forum Top7 Global Cities Announcement/Conference in Taoyuan. She stated that over the past three-plus years, we have moved steadily toward our goal of becoming a "digital nation and smart island."

President Tsai meets European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan Chairman Giuseppe Izzo Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan Chairman Giuseppe Izzo

President Tsai Ing-wen met with European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) Chairman Giuseppe Izzo on the morning of February 3. She once again called on relevant agencies of the UN to acknowledge the right to health of the Taiwanese people.

President Tsai issues remarks regarding the coronavirus outbreak and responds to questions from the media Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai issues remarks regarding the coronavirus outbreak and responds to questions from the media

On the afternoon of January 30, President Tsai Ing-wen, accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen, issued remarks in the Entrance Hall of the Presidential Office Building regarding possible impacts that the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China might have on Taiwan's economy, as well as the response measures the government has drafted.

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