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Taiwan thanks US President Trump for signing TAIPEI Act into law

Taiwan thanks US President Trump for signing TAIPEI Act into law

 

On 27 March, the Office of the President expressed gratitude after US President Donald Trump signed the "Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019" into law on 26 March. The recent legislation follows the US President’s signing of the Taiwan Travel Act in March 2018, with both laws supporting Taiwan’s diplomatic efforts. The Presidential Office stated the TAIPEI Act was sponsored in the US Senate by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO; Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy) and in the House of Representatives by Congressman John Curtis (R-UT). The bill was passed by the House on 4 March and the Senate on 11 March, and was signed by President Trump on 26 March. “On behalf of the government and people of Taiwan, the Office of the President offered sincere thanks for the strong support that the US executive and legislative branches have lent to Taiwan in its effort to achieve international participation, take part in global diplomatic affairs, and develop international partnerships,” spokesperson Huang stated.

 

The Presidential Office stressed that the US is Taiwan's most important international cooperation partner, adding that “Taiwan will continue to enhance cooperation and partnerships with the US and other like-minded nations based on shared commitment to values like freedom, democracy, and prosperity, so that Taiwan—a force for good in the world—will have more space to contribute to the international community.”