Taiwan’s presidential office said the group will meet with Tsai on Monday morning.
“Especially at a time when China is raising tensions across the Taiwan Strait and in the region with military exercises, Markey’s leading a delegation to visit Taiwan demonstrates once again the strong support of the United States Congress for Taiwan,” he said in a statement.
They will reaffirm support
Markey chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity. The co-leaders of the visit are Rep. John Garamendi, of the Congressional Task Force on Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control, and Rep. Don Beyer, a spokesman for Markey said.
Markey’s office said lawmakers “will reaffirm US support for Taiwan, as guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the US-China Joint Communiqués, and the Six Assurances, and promote stability and peace.” in the Taiwan Strait.
The group will meet “with elected leaders and members of the private sector to discuss shared interests, including reducing tensions across the Taiwan Strait and expanding economic cooperation, including investments in semiconductors,” Markey’s office said. .
Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry released footage of four members of the group being greeted at Songshan Airport in central Taipei after arriving on a US Air Force transport plane, while Markey arrived at Taipei International Airport. Taoyuan.
“The delegation will meet with senior Taiwanese leaders to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chains, climate change, and other significant issues of mutual concern,” the embassy said. actual American.
Although China’s maneuvers around Taiwan have subsided, it continues to carry out military activities.
Eleven Chinese military aircraft crossed the median line of the strait or entered Taiwan’s air defense zone on Sunday, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said. Thirteen planes crossed the strait on Saturday, according to the ministry.