3 US Senators to Visit Taiwan, Trip Likely to Irritate China

TAIPEI—Three U.S. senators will visit Taiwan on Sunday and will meet President Tsai Ing-wen to discuss security and other issues, Taiwan’s government and the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said on Saturday, a trip that will likely irritate China. The United States, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with the island that is claimed by China, but is its most important international backer and supplier of arms. Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will visit the island on Sunday as part of a larger trip to the Indo-Pacific region, the American Institute in Taiwan said. “The bipartisan congressional delegation will meet with senior Taiwan leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, and other significant issues of mutual interest,” it added. Taiwan’s presidential office said Tsai would meet the three at …

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