President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will abide by its principles and values and show its resilience. Tsai was speaking on Tuesday while meeting a delegation from the Center for American Progress, a US-based think tank.
Tsai said the United States is Taiwan’s most important partner in strategy and trade. She said the firm relations between the two sides form the foundation for stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. Tsai said Taiwan and the US have grown closer in the last two years. She noted that US lawmakers last month proposed the Taipei Act to help Taiwan keep its 17 remaining diplomatic allies.
Tsai thanked the lawmakers for their support.
"We sincerely thank our friends from the US for their support. Here I would like to continue from what I said in my National Day address, that Taiwan will continue to hold to its values and show resilience in order to win support from the international community, including the United States," Tsai said.