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MOFA welcomes visit by US congressional delegation

The arrival of a cross-party delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional Taiwan Caucus is sincerely welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 24.
 
Jointly led by caucus co-chairs Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ami Bera, the group will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, Vice President and President-elect Lai Ching-te and Vice President-elect Hsaio Bi-khim during their three-day stay. They will also attend a banquet hosted by Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu and call on national security and foreign affairs-related ministries, agencies, and political figures to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.
 
According to the MOFA, both Diaz-Balart and Bera are staunch Taiwan supporters who have proposed or co-signed a number of pro-Taiwan bills and initiatives in Congress. The co-chairs’ statement recognizing Taiwan’s democracy that was released after the country’s recent presidential election is deeply appreciated, the ministry added.
 
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and the current visit further demonstrates the U.S. legislative branch’s firm backing, the MOFA said. The ministry will continue to deepen bilateral partnerships across the board based on the two countries’ shared values, it added.
 
On its official X account, the MOFA said, “We warmly welcome the #US House delegation accompanied by @TECRO_USA Rep. Yui. Following our successful election, we are excited to host #Taiwan Caucus co-chairs @MarioDB & @RepBera, whose timely presence underscores the bipartisan backing for our democracy on Capitol Hill!” (YCH-E)
 
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