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MOFA response to G7 leaders’ communiqué reaffirming importance of cross-strait peace and stability and endorsing for first time Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations

June 15, 2024  

The Group of Seven (G7) leaders’ summit was held in Apulia, Italy, from June 13 to 15. A joint communiqué issued at its conclusion reaffirmed that maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait was indispensable to international security and prosperity, called for a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, and supported Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations, including in the World Health Assembly and World Health Organization technical meetings.


This marked the fourth consecutive year that the G7 leaders’ communiqué had stressed the importance of cross-strait peace and stability, and the first time that the communiqué included text endorsing Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) highly welcomes and sincerely appreciates this support. 


In the communiqué, G7 members reiterated their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific based on the rule of law. They also conveyed serious concern about the situation in the East and South China Seas, strong opposition to any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force or coercion, and continued opposition to China’s repeated obstruction of freedom of navigation on the high seas. Furthermore, the G7 leaders focused particularly on economic security and resilience, expressing concerns about China’s comprehensive nonmarket policies and practices, which they said were leading to market distortions and harmful overcapacity. They stated that they would take actions in response and seek to de-risk and diversify supply chains.


As an important country in the Indo-Pacific and a responsible member of the global community, Taiwan will continue to work with G7 members and other like-minded partners to strengthen the resilience of the global democratic camp, safeguard the rules-based international order, jointly maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and worldwide, and staunchly protect the core values of democracy, freedom, the rule of law, and human rights.