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MOFA response to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg’s comments regarding Taiwan during joint press conference with US Secretary of State Blinken

January 30, 2024 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has noted North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s statement at a joint January 29 press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that “today it’s Ukraine; tomorrow it could be Taiwan,” as he urged countries to take seriously the consequences for NATO security arising from China’s military buildup and the fact that the war in Ukraine is bringing China and Russia closer.


It is highly significant that following the 2023 NATO Summit last July, and including at this press conference, Secretary General Stoltenberg has continued to express concern over security across the Taiwan Strait and call on NATO member states to accord due attention to the challenges that China poses to the rules-based international order.


MOFA emphasizes that as a responsible and democratic member of the international community, Taiwan will continue to cooperate with the governments and charitable organizations of other countries to assist Ukraine with the reconstruction of basic infrastructure, resettlement of displaced people, and other humanitarian assistance. Taiwan will also do its utmost to work hand in hand with European nations, the United States, and other like-minded partners to safeguard the international security order and jointly counter threats and challenges from authoritarian regimes.