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MOFA response to US President Biden’s emphasis on cross-strait peace and stability in phone call with Chinese leader Xi

  • Date:2024-04-03
  • Data Source:Department of North American Affairs

April 3, 2024 

United States President Joe Biden reaffirmed the importance of maintaining the status quo of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait during a phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on April 2.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has always paid close attention to high-level interactions between the United States and China. Enjoying mutual trust and smooth communication, Taiwan and the United States have long maintained close contact regarding high-level US-China interactions. President Biden recently emphasized US support for maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait for the first time in a State of the Union address. MOFA welcomes and appreciates this newest reiteration of the US firm position on the importance of preserving cross-strait peace and stability. 


The United States has asserted on multiple occasions that its commitment to Taiwan is rock-solid, principled, and bipartisan. It recognizes Taiwan as a beacon of democracy to the world, a vibrant society, a robust economy, a leading technology hub, and a close partner. When meeting with high-level Taiwan officials this week, American Institute in Taiwan Chairperson Laura Rosenberger publicly conveyed continued US support for Taiwan and pledged to deepen Taiwan-US cooperation across all domains.


China’s ongoing military expansion and gray-zone provocations have been posing formidable challenges to the region. MOFA welcomes the international community’s continued focus on peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. As a responsible member of the global village, Taiwan will do its utmost to enhance its self-defense capabilities. It will also steadily deepen its comprehensive partnership and strengthen close cooperation with the United States. Taiwan will continue to work with like-minded partners to safeguard the rules-based international order and ensure peace, stability, and prosperity across the Taiwan Strait and in the Indo-Pacific region.