Taiwan's deputy envoy to the United States, Brian Su, has written to the Wall Street Journal expressing thanks for the latest US arms sale to Taiwan.
Su was responding to an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on July 3 entitled Trump's signals to China. In his response, entitled Taiwan appreciates US support on mutual interests, Su said the latest sale was in line with the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances. These form the longstanding basis of Washington's Taiwan policy.
Su said the sale would strengthen Taiwan's ability to defend its airspace and surrounding waters. He said this would help to preserve peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait region.
The Trump administration on June 29 announced a US$1.42 billion arms package for Taiwan. It is the first arms sale since President Trump took office in January. The package includes technical support for an early warning radar system as well as advanced missiles and torpedoes.
Source: Radio Taiwan International