Tsai calls for Taiwan-Japan talks on security

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/02
By: Wen Kuei-hsiang, Yang Ming-chu, Yeh Su-ping and Chung Yu-chen 

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said she would welcome dialogue with Japan at the governmental level to discuss security, according to an exclusive interview published Saturday in the Sankei Shimbun.

The Japanese newspaper noted that there is no direct dialogue or framework for cooperation between Taiwan and Japan in areas such as security and there is no move toward that at the moment.

The main reasons are that Beijing claims “Taiwan as an inseparable part of China” and there are no diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Japan, the paper said.

A substantive cooperation between Taiwan and Japan is necessary, particularly on the security threats in East Asia, Tsai said in the interview.    [FULL  STORY]

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