FM calls for Australian military attaché
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is calling on Australia to post a military attaché to Taipei.
Speaking in an interview with The Australian newspaper, Wu said the Tsai administration wants Canberra to station a military officer in its representative officer here to liaise with local security agencies. Wu said President Tsai Ing-wen believes the stationing of a military attaché to Taipei is important at a time when the Australian government is paying so much more attention to regional security issues.
According to the foreign minister, the government here in Taiwan is also hoping to send a military attaché to its representative in Canberra, but any final decision on that is up to the Australian government.
The foreign minister went on to tell the newspaper that the government believes that the exchange of military attachés will lead to the institutionalizing of the sharing of critical information between the two sides.