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Taiwan’s foreign ministry appreciates US intervention in maintaining peace in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan's foreign ministry released a statement on Saturday, extending its "sincere appreciation" to the United States for maintaining peace around Taiwan

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Taiwan’s foreign ministry released a statement on Saturday, extending its “sincere appreciation” to the United States for making “concrete efforts” to uphold security and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the surrounding area.

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The declaration was made in response to remarks made by US Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell on Friday, who claimed that China had “overreacted” to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. 

According to a statement from the foreign ministry,China’s “unprovoked military and economic intimidation” has “further enhanced the unity and resilience of the worldwide democratic camp.”

China has maintained its threat of use of force, according to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, despite the fact that Beijing’s largest-ever military exercises around the island in response to Pelosi’s visit last week appeared to be winding down.

Meanwhile, India on Friday expressed its concern over the biggest ever military exercises by the Chinese army in the vicinity of Taiwan.

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India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, said that, like many other countries, India is concerned about Taiwan’s development.

“We urge the exercise of restraint, the avoidance of unilateral actions to change the status quo, the de-escalation of tensions and efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region,” Bagchi said.

The MEA spokesperson further said that India’s relevant policies are well-known and consistent. He added that they do not require reiteration.

 

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