Sullivan flies to Taiwan for announcement of US vaccine distribution

Sens. Tammy Duckworth, Chris Coons and Dan Sullivan were in Taiwan for a brief visit Sunday. They announced that Taiwan would receive 750,000 vaccine doses from the first allotment of 25 million doses the Biden administration is distributing worldwide. (American Institute of Taiwan)

Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was in Taiwan this weekend with two colleagues to announce that the U.S. was sending Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Formosa TV News reports Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen received the senators — Sullivan, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Chris Coons, D-Delaware — on Sunday morning.

The vaccines are part of the 25 million doses the Biden administration announced last week that it is distributing worldwide.

During their three-hour visit, Sullivan recalled deploying to the region as a Marine 25 years ago. Sullivan also noted that Taiwan sent 10 million face masks to the U.S. in the early part of the pandemic. He was wearing one, and he pointed out that it said “Love from Taiwan.”

“And now I say this is ‘love from America’ in return,” Sullivan said in an address posted on the website of the American Institute in Taiwan. “And we are very pleased to be here, making this important announcement on vaccines.”

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