台北市長柯文哲訪美,在美東時間19日與美國國安會、國防部、國務院官員閉門會談,柯文哲向美方提出「五個互相」。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) met with officials from the U.S. National Security Council, Department of Defense, and State Department on March 19 (Eastern Time), during which he restated his ‘Five Mutual Principles.’

柯文哲在華府見到美國國務院代理亞太副助卿史墨客(HanscomSmith)、美國在台協會華盛頓總部執行理事羅瑞智(John J. Norris Jr.)、國務院台灣協調處副處長戴德年(Daniel K.Delk)。

Ko met with Hanscom Smith, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, John J. Norris Jr., managing director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and Daniel K. Delk, deputy director of the State Department’s Office of Taiwan Coordination in the White House.

雙方閉門會談,柯文哲事後表示,既然是閉門會議,就不會向外透露。但柯指出,「有一點很重要,美國還是台灣最重要的朋友」,此外,從來沒有一個外科醫師當政治家,所以美方對他「感到好奇」理所當然。

After the closed-door meetings, Ko said he wouldn’t reveal what had been discussed. He pointed out that the US is still Taiwan’s most important friend. Moreover, he said the US is quite ‘curious’ about him since it’s rare for a surgeon to become a politician.

柯文哲說,他對美方轉達「民主自由是台灣最重要的核心價值」,他並提出「五個互相」:互相認識、互相了解、互相尊重、互相合作、互相諒解。

Ko further stated that he conveyed the value of democracy that Taiwan possesses, and proposed his Five Mutual Principles: getting to know each other, seeking mutual understanding, respect, cooperation, and tolerance.

對於台灣即將面臨總統大選,誰可讓美方認同?柯文哲回答,美國不會干涉他國內政,特別是職業外交官和國防部官員,對方有一定的分寸,所以沒詢問他這件事。

Asked about the upcoming presidential election and whether candidates could gain support from the U.S.? Ko replied that U.S. diplomats and officials from the National Security Council won’t interfere in Taiwan’s internal affairs, so he wasn’t asked any questions in this regard.