Translated by: MOS Buddhism Team – Accelerator
On January 25th, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported that Lai Ching-te, Taiwan Vice president, held a video conference with 17 bipartisan Congress members from California, Arizona, and Utah during his flight transit in Los Angeles.
The U.S. officials expressed bipartisan concerns about cross-strait security, Taiwan’s defense security, US-Taiwan economic and trade relations, and supply chain issues in the conference. They emphasized that the U.S. supported Taiwan’s accession to international organizations and looked forward to bilateral cooperation in scientific and technical fields. In addition, several Congressmen directly proposed legislative initiatives to promote friendship with Taiwan in the conference. The U.S. also expressed active support to Taiwan under the CCP’s escalating pressure. The Congressmen mentioned supporting Taiwan was one of the very few issues on which both parties could reach a consensus.
Lai Ching-te conveyed to the U.S. that president Tsai Ing-wen placed great emphasis on US-Taiwan relations. He stressed that U.S. and Taiwan shared common values and interests and had colossal space for cooperation in the security, stability, and economic development of Indo-Pacific regions.
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