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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan fruitful; underlines staunch US support for Taiwan

  • Date:2022-08-03
  • Data Source:Department of North American Affairs

August 3, 2022

 No. 188

The visit to Taiwan of a delegation led by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi came to a successful close on August 3, 2022. The delegation departed the same afternoon on a US government plane. On behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu bid farewell to the delegation at the airport.


President Tsai Ing-wen met with Speaker Pelosi and the delegation and conferred the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon on her, as well as hosting a luncheon in honor of Speaker Pelosi and the delegation. Luncheon attendees included Vice President Lai Ching-te, Premier Su Tseng-chang, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng, and Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua. In addition, the delegation called on Legislative Yuan Vice President Tsai Chi-chang and met with legislators across party lines. They also visited the National Human Rights Museum and participated in a roundtable discussion with National Human Rights Commission Chairperson and Control Yuan President Chen Chu, as well as representatives from civic groups. The delegation’s visit was very meaningful and bore fruitful results.


During her meeting with President Tsai, as well as at other events, Speaker Pelosi reiterated that the most important message of the trip was that the United States stands firmly with Taiwan and that Taiwan has the bicameral and bipartisan support of the US Congress. Speaker Pelosi also emphasized that the Taiwan Relations Act, enacted 43 years ago, is a US commitment to Taiwan and a cornerstone of Taiwan-US relations. Building on this foundation, both sides will continue to deepen cooperation in numerous domains, including security, the economy, and good governance. Speaker Pelosi also commended Taiwan for its effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and hailed Taiwan as a successful model of free and democratic countries worldwide.  


At a time when regional and global developments are changing rapidly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sincerely thanks Speaker Pelosi for leading a number of prominent members of Congress to Taiwan for an official visit, demonstrating strong US support of Taiwan through concrete action. Taiwan and the United States enjoy close and friendly relations. Taiwan will continue to work side by side with the US administration and friends in Congress to further deepen our close partnership in such areas as security, the economy, and trade. Taiwan, together with the United States and other like-minded nations, will also continue seeking to ensure security across the Taiwan Strait, as well as the peace and stability of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (E)