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McCaul, Engel, Menendez, Yoho, Chabot attend events affirming strong US-Taiwan relations


Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan delegation of Members from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led by Ranking Member Congressman McCaul (R-TX) and Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during her stopover in New York City this evening. The meeting also included Taiwan Foreign Minister Wu, Ambassador Kao, and Secretary General of the National Security Council, David Lee, and covered the future of U.S.-Taiwan relations, including ways to deepen a partnership based on shared values such as democracy and human rights.

Lead Republican McCaul said: “It was an honor to welcome President Tsai Ing-wen to New York. I know how critical our relationship is with Taiwan, now more than ever. Tonight, we had an opportunity to discuss a range of issues between our nations, such as trade and security assistance, and ways to strengthen our bond even more in the coming decades. Taiwan is a stalwart partner, not a Chinese pawn, and our delegation brought the full support of the House Foreign Affairs Committee with us on this visit.”

Chairman Engel said: “It’s an honor to welcome President Tsai Ing-wen to my hometown of New York. As a long-time friend of Taiwan, I remain committed to deepening and strengthening the tremendous partnership between the United States and Taiwan. We share common values, a common purpose, and a commitment to democracy and human rights. We also share strong people-to-people ties, illustrated by the many people gathered here today. I’m glad to join with leaders in the Taiwanese-American community from across the Northeastern United States to honor President Tsai and the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act this year. While America’s commitment to Taiwan is enshrined in that landmark law, for me and so many in the U.S. Congress, the bond between our two peoples runs even deeper and is permanent.”

Congressman Yoho said: “I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet with Her Excellency Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan. She has demonstrated strong leadership in the face of mounting political, economic and militaristic aggression of China. Taiwan will always be an important partner of the United States, an exemplar of democracy and human rights in a region short on both, and one of the United States’ largest trading partners.”

Congressman Chabot said: “As a founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, it is my honor to meet with President Tsai today.  Her visit is particularly meaningful as our countries celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act this year. Taiwan remains a close friend, critical ally, and strong trading partner. As they stand up to China’s bullying tactics, we must continue to support them and develop our relationship for years to come.”


Congressional delegation greeting President Tsai:

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican, House Foreign Affairs Committee
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), Subcommittee Chairman, Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation
Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Co-Chair, Congressional Taiwan Caucus