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MOFA welcomes US Sen. Duckworth, delegation to Taiwan

The visit of U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and senatorial delegation to Taiwan is warmly welcomed by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said May 29.
 
According to the MOFA, the group comprises Sens. Dan Sullivan, Chris Coons and Laphonza Butler and its schedule includes meetings with President Lai Ching-te, Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim and National Security Council Secretary-General Jaushieh Joseph Wu. The ministry added that the senators will attend a banquet hosted by MOFA Minister Lin Chia-lung and participate in discussions on the Taiwan-U.S. relationship and cross-strait security with national defense and foreign affairs officials.
 
The delegation is composed of staunch Taiwan supporters, the MOFA said, adding that Duckworth, Sullivan and Coons were aboard a 2021 special military flight to announce a U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines; and the ministry also cited numerous bills and joint letters signed by the senators. Butler is an advocate for women’s empowerment, whose visit demonstrates that the partnership is based on shared values, as Taiwan is a model of gender equality in Asia, the ministry added.
 
Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have sent bipartisan delegations to Taiwan following the inauguration of the new administration, the MOFA said, adding that such action shows strong congressional support for the bilateral relations and Taiwan’s democracy.
 
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and Congress’ successive visits help deepen comprehensive and rock-solid Taiwan-U.S. partnerships, the MOFA said. The government will continue to strengthen cooperation with the U.S. across the board while jointly advancing regional peace, prosperity and stability, it added. (YCH-E)
 
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