President Lee Teng-hui this morning meets with Governor Parris N. Glendening of the State of Maryland, U.S.A. , and tells him that the Republic of China would very much like to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation projects with Maryland.
During the meeting, Governor Glendening, who is on his third visit to the ROC, also notes that Maryland is willing to develop closer ties with Pacific rim nations and particularly wishes to cement trade, economic and academic relations as well as further high-tech exchanges with the ROC.
Accompanied by ROC Vice Foreign Minister Chen Chien-jen, Governor Glendening and his delegation come to the Office of the President for the meeting. Dr. Ding Mou-shih, Secretary-General of the ROC National Security Council, and Mr. Stephen C.F. Chen, Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of the President, are also present.
Members of the Maryland State deletation include Ambassador James Lilley (director of the University of Maryland's Institute for Global Chinese Affairs), Mr. James Brady (secretary, Department of Business and Economic Development), Mr. David Winstead (secretary, Department of Transportation). Mr. Tay Yoshitani (executive director, Maryland Port Administration), Mr. Theodore E. Mathison (executive director, Maryland Aviation Administration), Mr. Jim Hughes (director, Office of International Trade), Mr. Albert Wang (adviser to Governor), and Mrs. Jane Sung (Governor's Aide).