MOFA will follow the progress of ARIA through the U.S. Congress
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday expressed its gratitude to the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee for passing the “Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018” (ARIA) earlier in the week.
The proposal was launched last April by Senator Cory Gardner, the Colorado Republican who chairs the subcommittee for East Asia, the Pacific and international cybersecurity policy.
ARIA includes expressions of support for economic, political and security cooperation between the U.S. and Taiwan, as well as a call on President Donald Trump to send top administration officials to Taipei under the recently approved Taiwan Travel Act.
MOFA thanks members of both parties in Congress for their support and attention for Taiwan and for regional peace and stability, the Central News Agency reported.