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MOFA response to support for cross-strait peace and stability in roadmap announced by Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and French President Macron

  • Date:2023-12-03


December 3, 2023

Following a telephone meeting on December 3, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and French President Emmanuel Macron announced the 2023-2027 Roadmap on Japan-France Cooperation under their exceptional partnership. The two leaders reaffirmed that peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait were indispensable to international security and prosperity, called for the peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, and endorsed Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sincerely welcomes and appreciates this support. 

In the roadmap, Japan and France also expressed opposition to any actions that escalated tensions, jeopardized regional stability, undermined the freedom of navigation and overflight, or otherwise threatened the international legal order. They also conveyed strong concerns over developments in the East and South China Seas and urged that tensions in the Indo-Pacific region be resolved through dialogue. 

Peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait are crucial to security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. MOFA welcomes any actions by the international community that contribute to cross-strait peace. As a responsible and important country in the Indo-Pacific region, Taiwan will continue to deepen cooperation with the United States, Japan, European partners, and other like-minded countries to jointly safeguard an open and prosperous Indo-Pacific as well as global peace and stability.