Congressional Taiwan Caucus Statement on Meeting Between Presidents of Taiwan and China
Washington, D.C.—Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, Gerry Connolly, Albio Sires, and Gregg Harper, the co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, made the following statement regarding the meeting between the presidents of Taiwan and China:
“Last weekend, the leaders of Taiwan and China met for the first time in more than sixty six years. As co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, the largest nation based caucus in the House of Representatives aiming to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan relations, we will continue to strive for dignity and equality for Taiwan, as well as peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region.
“It is crystal clear that due to China’s long time coercion, Taiwan remains isolated from international society, inadequately armed and threatened. The United States will continue to honor the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances, and will continue to provide defensive weapons based solely upon our judgement of the needs of Taiwan. We also will continue to examine ways to help Taiwan to join international organizations and regional trade and economic mechanisms. Taiwan is a close friend, strong ally and important security partner with the United States. We reaffirm our commitment to Taiwan in order to preserve its thriving democracy, freedom and peace.”