The delegation will meet with senior Taiwanese officials and followed “a long-standing bipartisan tradition of U.S. administrations sending high-level, unofficial delegations to Taiwan,” the official said. The official called it “a personal signal” from the president, who took office in January. “The selection of these three individuals — senior statesmen who are longtime friends of Taiwan and personally close with President Biden — sends an important signal about the U.S. commitment to Taiwan and its democracy.”
Taiwan’s presidential office said President Tsai Ing-wen would meet with the delegation on Thursday morning. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the group would arrive at Taipei’s downtown Songshan airport mid-afternoon on Wednesday.