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US-Taiwan bilateral ties strengthen after EPP dialogues

F.P. Report

WASHINGTON DC: United States has reaffirmed its commitment to the defense of freedom and the promotion of democratic values.

The official press release of U.S State Department stated that the U.S Taiwan partnership is built on economic investment and shared people-to-people ties, and we share a vision for the world that includes the rule of law, transparency, reciprocity, prosperity, the protection of human rights, and security for all.

The spokesperson also underscored the “Clean Network” saying that these are the same principles that are embodied in the Clean Network, of which we both have the honor of being members.

In addition to this, the press release stated that as guided by these principles and recognizing the importance of our relationship, the United States and Taiwan, under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Ta-ipei Economic and Cultu-ral Representative Office (TECRO), held the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prospe-rity Partnership (EPP) Dial-ogue today in Washington, DC.

The official spokesperson commented that the “EPP Dialogue” was an opportunity to continue work in existing areas of economic cooperation while also forging new economic ties between the United States and Taiwan.

The dialogues were led by the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, the U.S. delegation included Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell and AIT Taipei Director Brent Christensen, the statement runs.

While underscoring the EPP Dialogue, spokesperson commented that the Taiwan delegation included Minister without Portfolio John Deng, Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-Hua, Minister of Sci-ence and Technology Wu Tsung-Tsong, and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs C.C. Chen.

Additionally, the EPP Dialogue covered a broad range of economic issues including the Clean Network, 5G networks and telecommunications security, supply chains, investment screening, clean infrastructure cooperation, renewable energy, global health, science and technology, and women’s economic empowerment, education and entrepreneurship, the statement cited.

The press release on U.S-Taiwan close coordination, the spokesperson said that as a sign of continued and expanded commitment to science and technology collaboration, AIT and TECRO also announced their intention to negotiate a Science and Technology Agreement to advance joint understanding and collaboration on a broad range of science and technology topics.

While concluding the statement, the spokesperson commented that future EPP Dialogues will help strengthen the U.S.-Taiwan economic relationship, further magnify the two societies’ respect for democracy, and strengthen our shared commitment to free markets, entrepreneurship, and freedom, he added.

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