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President Tsai receives New Mexico governor

President Tsai Ing-wen received a delegation led by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at the Presidential Office Sept. 21 in Taipei City, pledging to continue expanding partnership with the state in renewable energy and trade to promote prosperity and development for Taiwan and the U.S.
 
Cooperation between Taiwan and New Mexico has been progressing apace in recent years, Tsai said, citing the signing of memoranda of understanding on driver's license reciprocity and educational cooperation in 2018. Since the governor took office in 2019, the two sides have also concluded an economic and trade MOU, while a trade office has opened in Taipei. In 2022 Taiwan became New Mexico’s sixth-largest export market and seventh-largest source of imports, she added.
 
According to Tsai, many Taiwanese firms want to invest in the U.S. state whose strengths are convenient transportation, abundant human resources and government-led business incentives. Praising the state’s progress in clean energy transition, the president said she expects New Mexico to become a shining example of Taiwan-U.S. collaboration in green energy supply chains.
 
Tsai also thanked Grisham for her long-term support for Taiwan as a member of the House of Representatives, including her backing of the Taiwan Travel Act and the country’s participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization.
 
In response, Grisham thanked Tsai for the hospitality and said her state proudly welcomes investments by Taiwanese firms including Hota Industrial MFG Co. Ltd., Admiral Cable Inc. and the Cymmetrik group. The governor invited Tsai to visit her home state to witness the success of the partnerships. (SFC-E)
 
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