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A delegation from the US Congress visits Taiwan

2022-08-14 18:30:35, Kosova & Bota CNA
A delegation from the US Congress visits Taiwan
Delegation of the US Congress

A US congressional delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day visit during which they will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen. It is the second high-level visit by the United States that comes amid ongoing military tensions with China.

Beijing, which considers democratically-governed Taiwan its territory, has been conducting military exercises around the island following the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei this month.

Ambasada de fakto e Shteteve të Bashkuara në Taipei tha se delegacioni kryesohet nga senatori Ed Markey, i cili shoqërohet nga katër ligjvënës të tjerë, si pjesë e një vizite në rajonin e Indo-Paqësorit.

Zyra presidenciale e Tajvanit tha se delegacioni do të takohet me presidenten Tsai të hënën në mëngjes.

"Në një kohë kur Kina po rrit tensionet në ngushticën e Tajvanit dhe në rajon me stërvitje ushtarake, vizita e delegacionit të kryesuar nga Senatori Markey në Tajvan, tregon edhe një herë mbështetjen e vendosur të Kongresit të Shteteve të Bashkuara për Tajvanin," tha zyra presidenciale në një deklaratë.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry released photos from the reception of four members of Congress at Songshan Airport in central Taipei after they arrived on a US Air Force plane, while Sen. Markey arrived at Taoyuan International Airport.

"The delegation will meet with senior Taiwanese leaders to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chain, climate change and other important issues of mutual interest," the embassy said. facto of the United States.

Although China's exercises around Taiwan have decreased, it is still conducting military activities.

Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Sunday it had detected 22 Chinese aircraft and six naval vessels in and around the Taiwan Strait./ VOA

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