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Remarks by Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu at a reception to celebrate the 57th National Day of the Republic of Singapore

  • Data Source:Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Date:2022-08-22

Jaushieh Joseph Wu
 Minister of Foreign Affairs 
 Republic of China (Taiwan)
 August 22, 2022
 (As Prepared for Delivery)


Good evening!

It is a great pleasure to join you here tonight to celebrate the 57th National Day of the Republic of Singapore. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the government and people of Singapore on this auspicious occasion.

Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has earned worldwide admiration for its economic prosperity, public order, and ethnic harmony. It is now a vibrant regional financial and trade hub.

In addition, Singapore has also been praised for its leading performance in global competitiveness and regional affairs, as demonstrated in its chairmanship of the CPTPP commission this year. I am confident that through our collaboration, we can establish a resilient supply chain in the Indo-Pacific.

The friendship between Taiwan and Singapore has remained strong and unwavering for decades. The close ties between our two countries are rooted in people-to-people connections, which contribute to our robust partnership across a full spectrum of areas.

In recent years, under Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, our partnership has further advanced in the fields such as trade, culture, education and etc. Take for example, our bilateral trade last year reached nearly 74 billion US dollars, 30 percent higher than 2020.

I am confident that under the outstanding leadership of my dear friend Representative Yip, Taiwan-Singapore relations will only continue to grow.

I would also like to express my appreciation to the many guests here tonight. Your support and valuable contributions make the precious Taiwan-Singapore partnership stronger by the day. 

With your assistance, I look forward to even closer cooperation and better coordination between our two countries.

In closing, I wish the Republic of Singapore continued prosperity and our two countries everlasting friendship. Thank you!