Pompeo praises Taiwan’s elections as example in region

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/11/25
By: Rita Cheng Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo / CNA file photo

praised Taiwan for it’s local government elections, calling them an example of democracy in action for the Indo-Pacific region.

“The United States congratulates #Taiwan on another successful round of free and fair elections. Your hard-earned constitutional democracy is an example for the entire Indo-Pacific,” Pompeo said on Twitter.

In response, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) retweeted Pompeo’s tweet, expressing gratitude for the U.S. praise of the country.

“We thank @SecPompeo for the praise & recognition. As a beacon of freedom & democracy, #Taiwan is willing & able to share its experiences & work with like-minded countries such as the #US in advancing peace, stability & prosperity in the #IndoPacific,” MOFA said on Twitter.    [FULL  STORY]

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