The China Post
Date: November 10, 2016
By: Kuan-lin Liu
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) offered congratulations to U.S. President-elect
Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on their victory yesterday.
In a statement issued by the Presidential Office, Tsai congratulated Trump on being elected 45th president of the United States.
Tsai emphasized the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations, saying the U.S. was the world’s most important democratic nation and Taiwan’s most solid ally.
Tsai expressed her optimism about working with the Trump administration to maintain the peace and stability of the Asia Pacific.
Also in the statement were special thanks to U.S. President Barack Obama for his administration’s support of Taiwan throughout the last eight years.
Tsai sent a congratulatory letter via the Foreign Ministry immediately after Trump’s victory announcement. In the letter, she highlighted the two nations’ shared values of freedom, democracy and human rights, as well as their history of close cooperation. [FULL STORY]