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The American Institute in Taiwan Announces Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to Visit Taiwan July 31 - August 2

PR0535E | Date: 2005-07-29

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announces that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will visit Taiwan July 31 - August 2 as the head of a 78-member delegation on a mission to attract investment from Asia.

The trade delegation, the largest in Indiana's history, includes six members of the Indiana General Assembly and seven mayors; representatives of three Indiana universities, and 23 local economic development officials.

While in Taiwan, Governor Daniels will meet with President Chen Shui-bian, Minister of Economic Affairs Ho Mei-yueh, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Chen, and local business leaders. Governor Daniels will also sign, along with Taiwan Provincial Governor Lin Kwang-hua, the Reaffirmation of the Indiana-Taiwan Sister State Relationship.

The visit to Taiwan is the first stop of the delegation's nine-day economic development trip to Asia, during which Governor Daniels will also visit government and business leaders in Japan.

Taiwan is a one of the major export markets for Indiana.  In 2004, Indiana's exports to Taiwan totaled US$ 99.24 million, a 10.8 percent growth from the previous year.  In 1987, Indiana became the first American State to open an office in Taiwan.