[Epoch Times November 15, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Li Yixin reported from Taipei, Taiwan) US Senator John Cornyn and other congressmen arrived in Taiwan on a military plane from November 9 to 11; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (15) According to a press release issued on Japan, this group is the first large-scale visit to Taiwan by the US Congress that has crossed the two houses since the epidemic. The visit demonstrates the importance and consistent support of the United States for Taiwan-US relations. The American Association in Taiwan (AIT) stated on the 15th that this itinerary is part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific region by members of Congress; the two sides discussed US-Taiwan relations, regional security, and other important issues related to the interests of both parties.
After finishing their itinerary on the evening of the 11th, Coning and others departed from Taiwan on the Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai, the Middle East. A delegation of 12 people composed of Tommy Tuberville, Federal Representatives Tony Gonzales and Jake Ellzey visited my country from the 9th to the 11th. According to the list announced by AIT, all the congressmen who arrived in Taiwan last week were Republicans.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that during the delegation’s stay in Taiwan, the delegation had met with President Tsai Ing-wen, called on Gu Lixiong, Secretary-General of the National Security Council, had a video conference with Foreign Minister Wu Zhaoxie, received a banquet from the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zeng Houren, and called on Minister of Defense Qiu Guozheng. Exchange of views on various important issues of Taiwan-US relations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it would like to thank Koning and his party for their sympathy and support on various important issues of Taiwan and the United States. It is believed that this trip will help further deepen the deep friendship between Taiwan and the U.S. Congress.
The American Association in Taiwan (AIT) stated on the 15th that this itinerary is part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific region by congressmen. During the visit, congressmen will discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, and other interests related to both sides with senior leaders in Taiwan. Important topics.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Corning is a strong supporter of Taiwan in the U.S. Senate. He met with the elected Vice President Lai Qingde who was visiting the United States in Washington in February last year. Co-signed the “Taipei Act” (TAIPEI Act) and a joint letter supporting Taiwan’s participation in the “World Health Assembly” (WHA).
Corning is an important promoter of Taiwan-Friendly Acts such as the “Chip Act” (CHIPS for America Act) and the “Taiwan Deterrence Act” (Taiwan Deterrence Act), and is committed to promoting cooperation in key supply chains and security between Taiwan and the United States. Ke Ruibo and Mike Lee have long supported various friend-me proposals and are important friends of my association in the United States. Taberville, Gonzalez, and Alzie are members of the new section of the American Congress and are very concerned about Taiwan affairs.
Editor in charge: Lu Meiqi