By: Rita Cheng and Jay Chen
Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Saturday thanked the U.S.
government for deepening U.S.-Taiwan relations and said it hopes to further strengthen ties with the incoming administration under President Donald Trump.
Alex Huang, the spokesman for the Presidential Office, said Taiwan thanked the administration of President Barak Obama for its support over the past eight years, including selling arms to Taiwan, helping to strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities, upgrading bilateral trade and economic relations and helping Taiwan participate in international activities.
“As a democracy just like the United States, we also thank the U.S. government for not treating its relationship with Taiwan as subordinate to or an extension of U.S. relations with other countries and for strengthening U.S.-Taiwan relations step by step,” Huang said. [FULL STORY]