In response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s expressions of support for peace in the Taiwan Straits during his recent visit to China, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has voiced your satisfaction and appreciation.
The Taiwanese MOFA has pointed out that it always pays great attention to high-level interactions between the United States and China, highlighting the strong mutual trust and smooth communication between Taiwan and the United States.
Prior to Blinken’s trip to China, senior US officials including Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink and White House National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell, held a press conference to discuss the visit.
During this conference, they publicly reaffirmed the US position to ensure peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Campbell highlighted that several countries and institutions have clearly shown their interest in maintaining peace and stability in the region, considering it a significant advance and a clear sign of global concern for this issue.
During his visit to China, Blinken reiterated the concern of the United States and other countries over China’s provocative actions in the Taiwan Strait.
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“He stressed the importance of preserving peace and stability in the region and affirmed that the United States would uphold the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Guarantees to ensure that Taiwan has sufficient self-defense capabilities,” the MOFA said.
In addition, Blinken highlighted that a crisis in the Taiwan Strait would have dramatic consequences for the world economy, since a large amount of commercial traffic and semiconductor production takes place in the region.
Taiwan’s MOFA welcomed the strong US public support for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
He stressed that “over the years, US administrations have honored their commitments to Taiwan through the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances. President Joe Biden’s administration has continued to demonstrate its consideration and support for security in the region with concrete actions.”
He also added that “the Taiwan government reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen relations with the United States and other security partners, with the goal of jointly safeguarding the rules-based international order and promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific region.