Premier Su Tseng-chang met on Wednesday with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty to affirm and thank AIT and Chairman Moriarty for contributions to the ongoing advancement of Taiwan-U.S. relations.
Premier Su emphasized his gratitude to Chairman Moriarty for accompanying President Tsai Ing-wen and providing assistance throughout her two transit visits to the U.S. earlier this year. The premier expressed President Tsai's sentiment that thanks to growing mutual trust between the two nations, the U.S. Congress has approved multiple arms sales to bolster Taiwan's self-defense capabilities. The U.S. also continues to uphold its Six Assurances to Taiwan.
In late September, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative, or the TAIPEI Act. Earlier this month, Sandra Oudkirk, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, traveled to Taipei to co-host the inaugural Pacific Islands Dialogue, an event that allowed Taiwan to demonstrate its important role in the region and the world. Taiwan looks forward to making further contributions to regional peace and the wider international community, and hopes the U.S. will continue providing support, the premier said.