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Representatives of the United States and Taiwan held talks on security issues

Senior US and Taiwanese officials concluded talks on a range of “security and diplomacy” issues, including the situation in the Taiwan Strait and tensions between the US and China amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This was told to media by a source in diplomatic circles.

Important high-level meetings between the representatives of the United States and Taiwan took place after consultations between the two countries organized by the American Institute of Taiwan on January 6.

The American Institute of Taiwan is responsible for implementing American policy toward Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, as the United States does not maintain official relations with Taiwan.

White House Deputy National Security Advisor John Finer, Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and other US officials met for several hours with a delegation led by Taiwanese National Security Advisor Wellington Koo and Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu.

US officials said Washington’s long-term policy remained unchanged, but did not confirm or deny the fact of Tuesday’s talks.

“I cannot comment on specific meetings, but I can say that we have a strong informal relationship with Taiwan and continue to engage with Taiwan in accordance with our longstanding policy,” the State Department spokesperson said. , Ned Price.

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