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MOFA welcomes and appreciates G7 leaders’ communiqué reaffirming importance of peace and stability across Taiwan Strait

  • Date:2023-05-20

No. 167

May 20, 2023


The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) issued a joint communiqué from their annual summit in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 20, reaffirming the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait as indispensable to security and prosperity in the international community. They also called for a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues and expressed firm opposition to any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) highly welcomes and sincerely appreciates that G7 countries have taken concrete steps to express high regard for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait for the third consecutive year.


China’s frequent use of military and economic tactics to intimidate Taiwan and other neighboring countries in recent years has posed a formidable threat and challenge to security across the Taiwan Strait, the Indo-Pacific region, and the world. The situation has caused serious concern in the international community. Statements following the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in April and the US-Japan and Japan-UK Summit meetings on May 18 also reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. This underscores the fact that Taiwan’s security has become a global issue and demonstrates a high degree of international consensus on countering the authoritarian expansion led by China and Russia and ensuring cross-strait peace.


As an important country in the Indo-Pacific, Taiwan will continue to cooperate with the G7 and other like-minded countries to strengthen the resilience of the global democratic community, protect the rules-based international order, stand up to authoritarian threats, jointly safeguard a free and open Indo-Pacific, and together maintain global peace, stability, and prosperity. (E)