Radio Taiwan International
The defense and foreign ministries are set to report at the legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee on Monday. The reports will focus on goals, strategies and a time frame for constructing a new framework for Taiwan-US relations.
Both ministries have released papers ahead of Monday’s reports, detailing some of the tasks at hand.
The defense ministry report says that Taiwan-US military cooperation is proceeding smoothly, and that the government is closely monitoring ties. It says that Taiwan will strengthen bilateral discussions on military strategy and will continue to make appropriate requests to purchase weapons from the US to show Taiwan’s determination to defend itself. The defense ministry says that Taiwan will also seek to participate in foreign aid and relief efforts under the United States’ new Asia-Pacific policy framework. [FULL STORY]