Taiwan president discusses ‘regional situation’ ahead of McCarthy talks
The office said Ms Tsai “expressed gratitude” to colleagues who are sticking around to ensure national security during this week’s long weekend.
Officials on the call included National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo and Secretary of State Joseph Wu, who was traveling with the president, as well as National Security Bureau Director General Tsai Ming-yen, who remained in Taipei, the statement added.
The president arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and will return to Taipei on Friday.
Taiwan has so far not reported any unusual Chinese military activity prior to the McCarthy meeting.
Chinese state media on Wednesday said a ship operated by the Fujian Provincial Maritime Safety Administration, facing Taiwan, was leading a patrol in the central and northern areas of the Strait. Taiwan, though did not provide details.
Haixun 06 is designed as a maritime administrative law enforcement vessel to carry out inspections and support search and rescue missions, according to previous reports by Chinese state media.