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President Tsai receives AIT chair

President Tsai Ing-wen said April 1 that Taiwan is committed to working with the U.S. and other democracies to maintain regional peace and stability while jointly advancing global prosperity and development.
Tsai made the remarks while meeting with Laura Rosenberger, chair of the American Institute in Taiwan, and her delegation at the Presidential Office in Taipei City.
According to Tsai, the bilateral relationship is growing ever stronger, with this year marking the 45th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. She cited the memorandum of understanding on international development cooperation inked in February and the U.S. Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, that was signed into law last month as evidence of deepening ties.
The president also took the opportunity to thank the U.S. government and Congress for their efforts to bolster Taiwan-U.S. security collaboration, adding that she looks forward to further cooperation in areas spanning cybersecurity, economy, supply chain security and trade.
In response, Rosenberger congratulated the president and the people of Taiwan on January’s free and fair elections and lauded recent bilateral progress made during the fourth high-level dialogue on the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative convened in March and the fourth U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region held last week.
Economic ties also continue to grow, as reflected by U.S. President Joe Biden’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda released in March, the AIT chair said, adding that the agenda demonstrates the administration’s sustained focus on the U.S.-Taiwan 21st Century Trade Initiative. She reaffirmed that the U.S. is working to address double taxation.
U.S. commitment to Taiwan is rock solid, Rosenberger said, adding that the like-minded partners share an interest in maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. The TRA and the Six Assurances continue to guide the U.S. approach to Taiwan, the AIT chair added. (YCH-E)
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