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President Tsai meets US delegation led by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (excerpt: cross-strait relations)

  • Date:2022-09-08

For many years, each of you has paid close attention to Taiwan-US relations and the challenges Taiwan faces. Be it Taiwan's security or participation in the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, you have supported Taiwan through a range of bills, resolutions, and other initiatives.

I also want to thank the delegation for visiting not long after China's prolonged military exercises in the area, demonstrating rock-solid support for Taiwan from the US Congress. Here, I want to take this opportunity to tell our friends that Taiwan will not bow to pressure or coercion. We will defend our democratic institutions and way of life. Taiwan will not back down. We will further deepen our cooperation with our democratic partners to jointly safeguard peace and stability in the region.