A US congressional delegation visited Taiwan on Sunday, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said. During the visit, which will last until Monday, members of the US Congress will meet with representatives of Taiwan’s top officials.
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei in early August.
At this time, Edward John Markey, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on East Asia, Pacific and International Cyber Security Policy, and members of the House of Representatives – John Raymond Karamendi, Alan Lowenthal, Don Beyer and Amuah Amata Coleman Radevagen – arrived. Capital of Taiwan.
According to information provided by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, members of the delegation will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, attend a banquet hosted by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, and meet with members of the Taiwan Legislative Yuan parliament.
Topics such as Taiwan-US cooperation, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chains and climate will be discussed during the meetings.
“As China continues to escalate tensions in the region, the United States will once again send a high-level delegation of strong support and friendship to Taiwan and will not bow to Chinese threats.” – We read in the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, in which the Ministry thanked the congressmen for the visit.
In response to Pelosi’s visit, China’s People’s Liberation Army conducted an unprecedented exercise around Taiwan starting August 4. On Wednesday, China’s military command announced the end of the maneuver, declaring that its troops had “successfully completed” a series of missions around the island. At the same time, it was announced that the PRC military would continue to conduct such maneuvers to maintain combat capability.
According to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, 10 Chinese fighters breached the median line in the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, and six warships and 22 military aircraft operated close to the country.
In response to the repeated violations, the Taiwanese side has sent its warplanes and warships to monitor the situation. Missile defense systems were activated and radio warnings were sent.
Communist officials in Beijing recognize Taiwan as part of a democratic regime and seek to take control of it without rejecting the use of power. They also oppose visits to the island by high-ranking US officials and other democratic Western countries.
From Taipei Aleksandra Bielakowska
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