Date: December 9, 2016
President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 8 that Taiwan attaches equal importance to relations with the U.S.
and mainland China as both are critical to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
She made the remark while receiving a U.S. delegation led by Rosemary A. DiCarlo, president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, at the Office of the President in Taipei City.
Tsai stressed that her administration’s diplomatic efforts are intended to safeguard not only Taiwan’s national interests, but also regional peace, stability and prosperity. As a member of the international community, Taiwan is willing to forge friendly ties with other nations and actively participate in international cooperation, she added.
In terms of Taiwan-U.S. relations, the president said the two sides share common values and interests and enjoy close political, economic, social, cultural and security ties. She also thanked the U.S. government for its staunch support of Taiwan over the years and its long-term security commitment to the nation based on the Taiwan Relations Act and Six Assurances. [FULL STORY]