President Tsai congratulates Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence on their election as 45th US President and Vice President

On November 9, on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan), President Tsai Ing-wen conveyed her congratulations to the United States Republican Party's presidential and vice presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence on their election as the 45th President and Vice President of the United States of America.

The US is the most important democratic country in the world, said President Tsai, and Taiwan's staunchest partner in the international community. She looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and his governing team to further strengthen the Taiwan-US relationship, which will continue to be a cornerstone for peace and stability in the Asia Pacific.

President Tsai would also like to thank the Obama administration for all the support it has given Taiwan on many fronts in the recent years, and hopes that, during the transition period to come, the US will continue to play an important role on regional security.

Upon learning of the election of Donald J. Trump, President Tsai immediately sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Trump through our Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her congratulatory message, the president stated that Taiwan and the US enjoy a strong partnership based on values of freedom, democracy, and human rights, as well as shared interests in enhancing peace, stability, and economic prosperity. In recent years, significant progress has been made in our bilateral relations due to close and comprehensive collaboration on issues of mutual concern.

President Tsai also reiterated that Taiwan will continue to be a close and reliable partner of the US in the region and around the world. She is confident that the cordial and mutually beneficial relationship between our two countries will be further strengthened in the years ahead.

Source: Office of the President, Republic of China (Taiwan)