U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar walks off the plane as he arrives at Taipei Songshan Airport, Taiwan August 9, 2020. Central News Agency/Pool via REUTERS
TAIPEI (Reuters) – U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar told Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday that it was a true honour to be in Taipei to convey a strong message of support from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Azar, meeting Tsai in the presidential office, said his trip was to highlight Taiwan’s success on health, particularly its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill