President Tsai Ing-wen says she believes that US President Donald Trump is friendly to Taiwan. Her comments came Monday in a radio interview.
With the US president set to meet with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un next month, there are looming questions about whether Taiwan will be involved in shifting East Asian relations. Some worry that Trump could sell out Taiwan during the talks.
Tsai said, though, that “things are fine” and that the government is closely monitoring the situation.
“On the whole, I think President Trump is friendly to Taiwan. The relations between Taiwan and his administration, [including] various US departments, are based on the [fact] that both countries are democracies with a high level of freedom. Taiwan, in particular, is a model in the region, and our exemplary [role] is very important to Americans," said Tsai.
Tsai said that Taiwan has a lot of friends in the United States, and in every governmental department. She says those individuals have influence when it comes to policy-making in the US.