Tsai hopes US will continue arms sales

President Tsai Ing-wen has met with United States Senator Cory Gardner, and expressed her hope that the US will continue to sell weapons to Taiwan in the future.

Gardner, the junior senator for Colorado, is visiting in his capacity as the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia. He recently proposed the Asian Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA). This pushed for a new round of arms sales to Taiwan.

Tsai met Gardner at the Presidential Office on Tuesday and thanked him for the proposal. She said that the relationship between the US and Taiwan is heading in a positive direction and that the two sides are working together on regional security issues.

Tsai said she hopes that the US will continue to honor the current arrangement and sell defensive weapons to Taiwan. She said that the arms have been helpful for maintaining cross-strait stability.

Gardner said he looks forward to further collaboration between the United States and Taiwan.

Source: Radio Taiwan International