Date: November 10, 2016
President Tsai Ing-wen conveyed Nov. 9 her congratulations on behalf of the government and people
of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Donald J. Trump and Gov. Mike Pence on their election as the 45th president and vice president of the U.S.
The U.S. is the most important democratic country in the world and Taiwan’s staunchest partner in the international community, Tsai said, adding that she looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and his governing team to further strengthen Taiwan-U.S. relations, which will continue to be a cornerstone for peace and stability in the Asia Pacific.
Tsai also thanked the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama for the support it has given Taiwan on many fronts in the recent years, and hopes the U.S. will continue to play an important role on regional security during the transition period to come.
The president reiterated that Taiwan will continue to be a close and reliable partner of the U.S. in the region and around the world, adding that she is confident that the cordial and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries will be further strengthened in the years ahead. [FULL STORY]