Taiwan Reacts to U.S. Presidential Election Results

Taiwan’s President Tsai says she is looking forward to working with President-elect Trump.

The News Lens
Date: 2016/11/09
By: Olivia Yang

Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America and is

Photo Credit: AP / 達志影像

Photo Credit: AP / 達志影像

scheduled to take office on Jan. 20, 2017.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said today, as the elections results were unfolding, that she has “confidence in future U.S.-Taiwan relations,” and “has already instructed government authorities to prepare” for the effects the U.S. election results may have, reports state-owned CNA.

After the results were announced, Tsai congratulated Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on their victory. She said the U.S. is the most important democratic country in the world and also Taiwan’s most “solid” international partner. She looks forward to working with Trump and his government in improving U.S.-Taiwan relations and becoming a cornerstone in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tsai also thanked current U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration in supporting and cooperating with Taiwan regarding various issues.    [FULL  STORY]

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