Taiwan talks ‘rock-solid’ ties with US — RT World News

Pelosi’s high-profile visit demonstrates Washington’s ‘rock-solid’ support for Taiwan, the island’s foreign ministry says

Taiwan “With all my heart” hosted Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi after her plane landed in Taipei on Tuesday, according to an official statement from the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the high-level delegation stresses the “solid as a rock” the support the US Congress has for Taiwan and the “extensive cooperation in various fields” between the two countries.

The statement also noted that it was the highest U.S. delegation to Taiwan in 25 years and expressed hope that Taiwan and the U.S. “deepen more” their cooperation.

The congressional delegation includes Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano and three other Democratic Party congressional leaders.

Pelosi herself released a statement after landing in Taipei, saying her visit honors Washington “unwavering commitment” to the autonomous island.

The Asia trip – which includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan – comes despite strong warnings from Beijing, which considers Taiwan part of its territory under the “One China” policy. recognized by the United States.

Pelosi claims his trip to “in no way contradicted” Washington’s long-standing policy towards Taiwan and aims to “reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our common interests, including promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

In an official statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called Pelosi’s presence on the island a “serious violation of the one-China principle” this “undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

Pelosi is the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives to visit Taiwan in more than two decades. Taiwan, officially called the Republic of China (ROC), has been self-governing since the 1940s but has never officially declared independence from Beijing.

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