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President Tsai meets 2023 Ketagalan Forum international participants (excerpt: cross-strait relations)

  • Date:2023-08-09

The forum this year looked into the situation across the Taiwan Strait and the global security order, the impact of gray-zone tactics such as information and cognitive warfare, and challenges facing democracies. Taiwan's role in global supply chain restructuring was also discussed. These issues are major challenges that must be overcome through cooperation between democracies. Standing on the frontline of the defense of democracy, Taiwan constantly faces cognitive warfare, disinformation campaigns, and cyberattacks. 

In recent years, Taiwan has continued to strengthen cooperation with other democracies – including the United States, Japan, the European Union, Australia, and Canada – to exchange experiences on combating disinformation and protect the freedom of speech. We look forward to more cooperation with the home countries of our guests here today to jointly safeguard the values of democracy and freedom. Taiwan's civil society will also share its experiences in these areas with our partners around the world.

By coming here to take part in the Ketagalan Forum, you have demonstrated the importance that you attach to Taiwan. We thank our international friends for openly emphasizing that peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait are indispensable to global security and prosperity. The region in which we live is facing a critical juncture. I hope that our guests will continue to use their influence on the international stage to jointly uphold peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.