Japan Mission to Mourn Ex-President Lee in Taiwan

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--A mission of Japanese lawmakers headed by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will make a one-day visit to Taiwan on Sunday to mourn former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.

The mission will be sent from a bipartisan lawmakers group for promoting relations between Japan and Taiwan, Keiji Furuya, chairman of the group, told a press conference on Friday.

Mori will visit Taiwan "effectively on behalf of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe," said Furuya, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

A meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is also being arranged.

The mission will use a chartered flight to reduce risks of coronavirus infection and will avoid contact with other people as much as possible.

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