Taiwan welcomes US bill backing military cooperation

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-24

Taiwan expressed gratitude Saturday to the US Senate Armed Services Committee E417PG39H_2013資料照片_copy1for having inserted provisions promoting military cooperation with Taiwan in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill.

“The Ministry of National Defense is grateful to members of the US Senate Armed Forces Committee for pushing a bill that would strengthen the Republic of China’s self-defense,” said ministry spokesman Major General Luo Shou-he.

His remarks came after the bill, which includes a section on Taiwan’s asymmetric military capabilities and bilateral training activities, cleared the Armed Services Committee on May 14. It will be submitted to the full floor for a vote.

The section says that the US, in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act, should continue to make available to Taiwan such defense articles and services as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense.     [FULL  STORY]

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