Senator John Hoeven meets with Taiwan's president and national security advisor

(Fargo, ND) -- U.S. Senator John Hoeven this week met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and National Security Advisor Wellington Koo to reaffirm support for Taiwan.

Hoeven outlined the importance of strengthening long-standing economic and defense ties to promote peace and prosperity in the Pacific region.

“Taiwan has been a friend and partner of the United States for decades,” said Hoeven. “This is a relationship that has been built not only on our shared security priorities, but also our close agriculture and economic ties. This comprehensive relationship with Taiwan, and other allies like South Korea, Japan and Australia, is important as we link our democracies and free market economies together to build a regional alliance that promotes security throughout East Asia. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, I am working to strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense, including delivering the weapons systems purchased by Taiwan, and continuing to modernize U.S. nuclear forces. These are our priorities to deter aggression in the region and promote peace and prosperity in the Pacific.”