Date: Jun 04, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed the US’ commitment to providing Taiwan with defensive weapons.
His comments during an Asia security dialogue in Singapore yesterday were welcomed by Taiwan, but sparked opposition from China.
The US remains committed to improving cooperation with its allies in the region and plans to also continue to engage closely with its partners in an effort to address security challenges in the Asia-Pacific, Mattis said in a speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue held by the International Institute for Strategic Studies from Friday through today.
The annual defense summit brings together ministers and delegates from more than 50 nations to discuss security challenges and opportunities. [FULL STORY]