Foreign ministry denies reports that first lady will visit nuclear disaster victims (2014/05/01)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted reports that first lady Chow Mei-ching will visit nuclear disaster victims during her trip to Japan next month. Chow will instead focus on cultural exchanges as part of a landmark loan of artifacts from the National Palace Museum. 

On June 23, Taiwanese first lady Chow Mei-ching will go to Japan to attend the opening of an exhibit featuring artifacts from the National Palace Museum. It is the first time the museum is loaning its treasures to Japan. According to reports, as part of the visit, Chou was also going to travel to a nuclear disaster zone to examine rebuilding progress.

The area within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi plant remains a restricted zone, with only a few sections reopened for residents to return to their homes. Visitations are not easy, and according to officials, Chow will not be making one.

Anna Kao
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not planned any such itinerary. These reports are inaccurate, and (Chow’s trip) is unrelated to nuclear safety. National Palace Museum is still planning the itinerary for the loaning of artifacts.

Taiwan and Japan have good relations, but without official diplomatic relations, the trip will be low key. Since becoming first lady, it is the fifth visit by Chou to an unofficial ally, after having previously traveled to the United States and Europe in her capacity as honorary leader of the Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group and ambassador for World Vision.

美青訪日本

民間反核行動一波波,總統府傳出將利用第一夫人周美青,下個月訪問日本的機會,安排她到福島災區,探視災民,也展現政府重視核安的決心。不過,外交部發言人高安嚴正駁斥傳聞,強調沒有安排去福島,此行更無涉核安。

第一夫人周美青,6月23號,將出席台北故宮文物首次赴日參展的開展茶會,不過,傳出府方對她另有規劃,前往福島災區了解當地重建狀況。

不過,目前福島第一核電廠半徑二十公里內,仍列為管制區,除了少數區域開放災民重回家園,大部分仍不開放,要探訪民眾,恐怕沒那麼容易。

[[外交部發言人 高安]]
外交部並沒有規劃這項訪問行程,相關的報導並非事實,更與所謂的核安議題無關。
相關的文物交流行程,故宮仍在規劃之中,目前尚未定案。

外交部否認外界傳聞,儘管台日關係友好,雙方畢竟不是邦交國,府方只能低調進行。這也是周美青以明華園榮譽團長、世界展望會愛心大使身份訪問歐美國家後,第五度拉近非邦交國與台灣的距離。

 

本文引用自: 民視新聞網 http://englishnews.ftv.com.tw/
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