After three rounds of interviews with a company, I heard back from the hiring manager that the position had been put on hold, but if I have a plan to travel in Asia any time, they'd love to meet me in person. I am currently living in the US, and the company is in Hong Kong.
Since I do have plans to go to HK soon, I asked them if they are available to meet me in person, and they said "yes", so we set the meeting schedule.
Today I received this email from the hiring manager (I've been communicating with her assistant):
Hope you are well. In the meantime we do not have any position available in the design team. If you will be in HK, will be a pleasure to know each other.
Since she reiterated that there are no positions available, I feel that she was annoyed at meeting me. I feel awkward meeting her. How can I handle this situation? Here is what I am thinking of replying:
Thank you for the email. Yes - I was told that there is no available position at this point as your previous email. I was planing to visit you since I will be in HK for my friends' wedding, it'd be a good opportunity to meet in person and know each other for future possible opportunities. If you feel uncomfortable having the meeting for the uncertain position, I totally understand if you want to cancel our meeting. Please let me know.
What do you think? Should I say this like that?