A new delegation of US congressmen landed this afternoon in Taiwan, only 12 days after the controversial visit of the president of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, considered by China as one of the greatest recent affronts against its sovereignty claims towards the territory.
The delegation will meet with senior officials of the island during a two-day meeting, according to a statement from the American Institute of Taiwan (the ‘de facto’ Embassy of the United States in the territory).
The bipartisan group, headed by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey, will discuss “bilateral relations, regional security, trade, investment, climate change and other issues of mutual interest.”
The senator is accompanied by representatives Alan Lowenthal, John Garamendi, Don Beyer, and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen.
The Taiwanese Foreign Ministry expressed yesterday his “sincere gratitude” to the United States for taking “concrete actions” to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait and in the region.
The US coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, Kurt Campbell, said on Friday that China ‘overreacted’ to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwanwhich triggered days of war games by Beijing around the island, which China considers its own territory.
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Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the “unprovoked military and economic intimidation” from China had “further strengthened the unity and resilience of the world democratic camp”.
(With information from Europe Press Y Reuters)