Taiwan’s leader, Tsai, during his visit to Central American countries, first held talks in New York, USA, and stopped by the city of Los Angeles on his way back, which strained the ropes between Washington and Beijing.
Commenting on China’s announcement that it will take measures against Tsai’s meeting with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, Patel argued that this trip was just a transit trip.
Explaining that Taiwanese leaders have done this before, Patel said that Tsai has visited the countries of the region through the USA 6 times since 2016, and this trip will be his 7th.
Expressing that this practice complies with the US’s one-China principles, Patel stated that there has been no change in Washington’s policy on preserving the status quo regarding the Island.
The deputy spokesperson said, “There is no need for Beijing to interpret this transit journey in line with US policies differently and overreact. As we have said before, we are against any of the parties changing the status quo unilaterally. We do not support Taiwan’s independence.” said.
Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen left the island yesterday for a 10-day overseas trip where she will visit Central American countries Guatemala and Belize, and will hold talks in the US cities of New York and Los Angeles before and after.
According to the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tsai will visit Guatemala on April 1-3 and Belize on April 3-5.
Upon his visit to the United States, Tsai is expected to meet with Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy in New York.
It is stated that the Taiwan leader will also give a speech in Los Angeles.
Cu Fınglien, spokesman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese State Council, said, “If Taiwan leader Tsai meets with McCarthy, it will be a provocation that violates the ‘one China’ principle. In this case, we will take decisive countermeasures.” had used the phrase.
Source: TRT Haber