The firm support for Taiwan expressed by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in remarks delivered at the Hudson Institute in Washington is sincerely appreciated by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 5.
Pence recognized Taiwan’s democratic development and reaffirmed the U.S government’s commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act, the MOFA said. He also spotlighted China’s campaign of coercion against Taiwan and the threat this poses to the cross-strait status quo and regional peace, the ministry added.
The MOFA said Pence’s remarks demonstrate the moral fortitude of the U.S. government in consistently backing Taiwan in the international arena while keeping a close eye on developments in the Taiwan Strait and Indo-Pacific security challenges.
Taiwan is willing and able to play a key role in assisting the U.S. advance its Indo-Pacific strategy, the ministry said, adding that the underlying principles of the strategic concept—promoting free and fair trade, as well as defending rules-based order—are in sync with government policy.
As a nation that cherishes freedom, democracy, human rights, the market economy and rule of law, Taiwan is prepared to work with like-minded partners in advancing peace, stability and prosperity throughout the region for the benefit of all, the MOFA said.
Source: Taiwan Today (https://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=2&post=142845)