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Taiwan thanks Biden for US commitment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed gratitude to U.S. President Joe Biden and “rock-solid” support for Taiwan in a phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) on Tuesday (April 2). 

In a Wednesday (April 3) press release, MOFA said that during his call with the Chinese leader, Biden reiterated the U.S.’ firm stance on maintaining cross-strait peace. The ministry thanked Biden for affirming the U.S.-Taiwan partnership and for his commitment to ensuring stability in the region. 

A readout by the White House noted that the talk was the first time Biden and Xi had spoken directly since a summit in California in November. Biden reportedly “emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and the rule of law and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.”

The U.S. has repeatedly emphasized its commitment to Taiwan as “rock-solid,” principled and bipartisan, according to MOFA.  

American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chair Laura Rosenberger was in Taipei this week when she also expressed continued support for Taiwan. 

Source: Taiwan News