TAIPEI (The China Submit) — Taiwan Presidential Workplace spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) thanked the U.S. authorities on Thursday for its just lately proposed US$750 million (round NT$20.8 billion) weapons sale to Taiwan.
Taiwan authorities expresses its honest gratitude to the Biden administration for fulfilling its commitments to the “Taiwan Relations Act” and the “six assurances,” Chang stated.
He added that that is the primary time U.S. President Joe Biden has offered arms to Taiwan since he took workplace, which absolutely demonstrates that the U.S. authorities attaches nice significance to Taiwan’s protection capabilities.
Chang remarked that in offering defensive weapons, the U.S. helps Taiwan strengthen its self-defense functionality, which additionally makes Taiwan extra succesful and assured in making certain peace and regional safety within the Taiwan Strait.
He emphasised that Taiwan will proceed to deepen cooperation with international locations with related concepts reminiscent of the USA and firmly contribute to the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait in addition to the prosperity and growth of the Indo-Pacific area.
The brand new arms sale deal proposed by the U.S. authorities will embody 40 M109A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer Programs and associated gear.