DEFENSIVE WEAPONS:Cory Gardner underlined the importance of high-level bilateral exchanges, while expressing hope of normalizing arms sales to Taiwan
Date: May 31, 2017
By: Lee Hsin-fang / Staff reporter
Taiwan hopes to hold more frequent negotiations and discussions with the US on
purchasing defensive weapons, which not only helps to maintain peace across the Taiwan Strait, but also benefits the US and other nations that cherish similar values, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday during a meeting with US Senator Cory Gardner.
Gardner, chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy, told Tsai that he would reassert the Taiwan Relations Act when pursuing legislation of an Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) aimed at bolstering ties with US allies in the region.
Gardner also underlined the importance of high-level exchanges between Taiwan and the US, while expressing the hope to normalize US arms sales to Taiwan, thereby consolidating bilateral collaboration. [FULL STORY]