TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mayor of the city of Taoyuan, Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Wednesday (December 15th) signed a twin agreement with the governor of Guam, Lourdes Leon Guerrero, via a virtual conference.
Cheng said his city, which is home to Taiwan’s main international airport, is ready to take on the role of a communications window with the United States, CNA reported.
Wednesday’s video conference, hosted with assistance from the University of Guam and the Taiwan Representative Office, also served as an economic affairs summit between the two sides. Cheng stressed that a three-hour flight was all that was needed to travel between Taiwan and Guam, showing that the relationship had plenty of room to develop.
The mayor also pointed out that the two play an important role in the Indo-Pacific defense strategy, as Taiwan belongs to the first chain of islands and Guam to the second.
At Wednesday’s meeting, Governor Guerrero named tourism, direct air links, investment and trade, health and education, and fisheries as areas of common interest. She also said she hoped to meet Cheng in person during a possible visit to Taiwan.