Taiwan foreign ministry welcomes 2nd US congressional delegation this month

27-Nov-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (November 25) welcomed a second US congressional delegation this month.

The 17-member group, which arrived at Taipei’s Songshan Airport Thursday night, includes US Representatives Mark Takano, Elissa Slotkin, Colin Allred, Sara Jacobs, and Nancy Mace. The representatives will only stay until Friday and will have “in-depth exchanges” with senior Taiwanese government officials on multiple issues such as Taiwan-US relations and regional security, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.

MOFA pointed out that the delegation comprises both Democrat and Republican representatives most of whom have supported pro-Taiwan bills and urged the inclusion of Taiwan in international organisations.

Takano and Allred were invited to participate in the “#LetTaiwanHelp” social media campaign to support Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Assembly. Additionally, Allredd, Jacob, and Mace previously introduced a bill calling for observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, per the press release.

MOFA expressed sincere gratitude to the visiting representatives for their support and said it believes this visit will help further deepen the friendship between Taiwan and the US

On November 9, a delegation of six US members of Congress arrived in Taiwan on a brief visit where they met with top Taiwanese government and military officials and dropped by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co headquarters.

Five out of the six members were identified as Senators John Cornyn, Tommy Tuberville, Mike Crapo, Mike Lee, and Representative Jake Ellzey.



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