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MOFA response to ROK Foreign Minister Park Jin reiterating opposition to use of force to change cross-strait status quo and underlining importance of cross-strait stability during meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

November 26, 2023  

Republic of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin held a bilateral meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Busan on November 26. During the meeting, Minister Park reiterated opposition to the use of military force to change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait and stressed the importance of cross-strait stability. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) welcomes and appreciates his statements.


Since May 2021, ROK officials have publicly affirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait at multiple international events. ROK President Yoon Suk Yeol emphasized this position in an interview with the UK newspaper the Telegraph published on November 20 (Taipei time). In the Downing Street Accord signed with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on November 22, he also expressed concern over the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and across the Taiwan Strait.


MOFA appreciates the Republic of Korea for continuously voicing concern and support for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan is willing to cooperate closely with the Republic of Korea and other like-minded countries to jointly ensure peace, stability, and prosperity across the Taiwan Strait, on the Korean Peninsula, and in the Indo-Pacific region.