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U.S. policy toward Taiwan unchanged: foreign ministry

U.S. policy toward Taiwan unchanged: foreign ministry

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) The United States has reiterated that its long-term position and policy toward Taiwan remain unchanged, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Eleanor P.L. Wang, said Tuesday. Commenting on the upcoming meeting between U.S. President Barrack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, slated for Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., Wang said that based on the experiences in the past years when U.S. presidents met with Chinese leaders, the so-called "Taiwan issue" had always been mentioned. However, the U.S. National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, reiterated recently that the U.S. policy and the position it adopted persistently toward Taiwan remain unchanged. Referring to the interactions between the U.S. and China, Wang said that the development of the relations between Washington and Beijing should not affect either the interests of Taiwan or the six-point guarantee made by the U.S. toward Taiwan based on the Taiwan Relation Act, nor should it affect U.S.-Taiwan exchanges and cooperation in any aspect. The mutual trust between Taiwan and the U.S. has been enhanced over the past few years and the bilateral cooperation in political, economic and security fields has been conducted in a close and stable manner, while the multiple communication channels between the two nations continue to run smoothly, Wang affirmed. Nevertheless, the MOFA and its representative offices in Washington D.C., New York and Seattle have established ad hoc working groups to closely observe the development of Xi's current visit to the U.S. and maintain contacts with the U.S. authorities, Wang revealed. (By Tang Pei-chun and Romulo Huang)


Updated : 2021-05-14 07:05 GMT+08:00