HARRISBURG – The state Senate unanimously approved Senate Resolution 465 Tuesday recognizing the important relationship between Taiwan and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).
“Taiwan is the Commonwealth’s 7th largest export market in Asia and the state is home to many Taiwanese companies that create thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania,” the Resolution noted.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania established a trade and investment office in Taiwan in 2005, and since that time has exported hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of local products that include chemicals, electronics and machinery, making them one of the largest foreign markets for the state.
On behalf of Sen. Yaw, state Senator John Gordner (R-27) welcomed Ambassador Lily Hsu and members of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, as well as residents of Lycoming County, to the state Capitol Building to celebrate passage of the Resolution.
While in Harrisburg, the Taiwan Delegation had an opportunity to meet with Lt. Governor Michael Stack and members of the General Assembly.