Taiwan thanks US for new arms sales

STRIKING A BALANCE: The US$2.37 billion weapons package would further modernize Taiwan’s defense capabilities in the face of Chinese provocation, the government said

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 28, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

A screen grab from the US Pacific Fleet’s Facebook page shows a Harpoon Block II Surface Launched Missile being launched from the USS Stewart destroyer. Washington yesterday announced more arms sales to Taipei.
Photo: Chen Cheng-liang, Taipei Times

The government yesterday thanked Washington for another proposed arms sales package to strengthen the nation’s defense capabilities.

“Taiwan’s government thanks the US government for once again providing important defensive weapons in the wake of last week’s announcement of a three-part arms sales package,” Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said in a statement yesterday.

“This sale once again constitutes concrete action by the US government to fulfill its security commitments under the ‘six assurances’ and the Taiwan Relations Act, and also demonstrates that the US government considers assisting Taiwan to strengthen our self-defense capabilities a matter of great importance,” he said    [FULL  STORY]

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