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MOFA response to December 6 virtual meeting of G7 leaders and statement reaffirming importance of peace and stability across Taiwan Strait

December 7, 2023  

The leaders of the G7 held a virtual meeting and issued a joint statement on December 6. The statement reaffirmed the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait as indispensable to security and prosperity in the international community, called for a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, and strongly opposed any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) welcomes and appreciates the fact that the G7 nations continue to pay high regard to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.


In recent years, China has expanded military activities in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea, posing a serious threat to Indo-Pacific and global security and raising grave concerns among the international community. Throughout 2023, major nations have used such meetings as the US-Japan summit, the G7 Hiroshima Summit, the US-Japan-ROK summit, and the Japan-France summit to issue joint communiqués or statements that emphasize the importance of safeguarding peace and security across the Taiwan Strait, and demonstrate that the preservation of Taiwan Strait security is the consensus among the international community.


As an important nation in the Indo-Pacific region, Taiwan will continue to cooperate with G7 nations and like-minded countries to strengthen the resilience of the global democratic camp, protect the rules-based international order, and jointly resist the coercion and challenges posed by authoritarianism. (E)