By: Rita Cheng Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday
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]