By: Tony Liao and Lillian Lin
Washington, June 11 (CNA) U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch said that he echoes the sentiment of
President Ma Ying-jeou’s speech emphasizing the importance of allies and partnerships in at a video conference jointly sponsored by the Republic of China’s Presidential Office and Stanford University on June 2.
The senior Republican senator from Utah pointed out in a press release issued on June 9, “On the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, our strategic partnerships in the Pacific are more critical now than ever.”
“From tension in the South China Sea to North Korea’s latest saber-rattling, the need for vigilance demands that we leverage the combined strengths that our great nations have to offer,” he added.
The president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate also stressed the importance of continuous cooperation on security and ever-closer economic, social, and cultural bonds between the two countries. [FULL STORY]