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MOFA thanks US House for passing act to strengthen Indo-Pacific security

The passage of the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 by the U.S. House of Representatives is sincerely appreciated by the government and people of Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said April 21.
According to the MOFA, the act was passed in a 385-34 vote alongside legislation to assist Israel and Ukraine April 20. It will provide US$8.12 billion for military assistance to Taiwan and the maintenance of regional peace and stability.
Of the total, US$2 billion is slated for military financing to Indo-Pacific countries, including Taiwan, the MOFA said, adding that an additional US$1.9 billion is earmarked for helping preserve cross-strait peace via the procurement or repair of equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense, reimbursement for defense services and military education and training provided to Taiwan, and disbursement to Taiwan or foreign countries that have provided support to Taiwan at the request of the U.S.
The MOFA said that the U.S. Congress has once again demonstrated its rock-solid commitment to Taiwan as the two sides celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. Amid the threat authoritarian expansion poses to democracies worldwide, Congress’ attention to Taiwan-U.S. security cooperation and Indo-Pacific peace and stability is especially appreciated, the ministry added.
As a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan will continue to work with like-minded partners such as the U.S. to defend the rules-based international order and safeguard regional peace and prosperity, the MOFA said. (YCH-E)
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