Vice president: Strengthening Taiwan-US relations is top priority

21-Sep-2021 Intellasia | RTI | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Vice President Lai Ching-te says that strengthening relations between Taiwan and the United States is a top priority. Lai was speaking on Monday in a pre-recorded speech on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Taiwanese Association of America. Lai says that strengthening ties with the United States is more important than ever amid rapid changes in global geopolitics. He says Taiwan needs to work closely with the United States as democratic countries to face up to pressure from China.

Lai says he hopes that the Taiwanese community in the United States can help in enhancing economic, social and cultural exchanges between the two sides. He says he also hopes that the Taiwanese Association of America can continue to work with Taiwan’s government for the future of Taiwan.

Meanwhile, Lai says that the association has become Taiwan’s most supportive and influential overseas organisation. He says that he is thankful to overseas Taiwanese in the United States for assisting US doctors and nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lai says Taiwan is already recognised by the international community as a success story for democracy. The vice president says Taiwanese people can be proud that Taiwan is a friend to be trusted and a force for good in the world.


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