Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on today’s announcement of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan:

“I welcome today’s announcement of $1.4 billion in long-overdue arms sales to Taiwan.

“Sales of defensive weapons, based on Taiwan’s needs, are a key provision of our commitments as laid out in the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances.  And that’s why, as Chairman, I have repeatedly called for regular sales to Taiwan – just like we would see with any other partner.

“I will continue to be a stalwart defender of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, and will continue working to make our partnership even stronger.  A stable and prosperous Taiwan is good for the people of Taiwan, good for the stability of the Asia Pacific region, and good for U.S. national security.”

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