Government congratulates Biden on US election win

08 November, 2020

Courtesy of ICRT

President Tsai Ing-wen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Joe Biden on winning the U-S presidential election.

The tweet came after multiple American media outlets projected Biden's victory.

And Tsai tweeted, “now it is my turn to extend congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on being elected President & Vice President-elect”.

Tsai's tweet went on to say that "the values on which we have built our relationship could not be stronger. I look forward to working together to further our friendship, & contributions to international society."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also extending its congratulations to Biden, by tweeting that “The government & people of Taiwan congratulate Joe Biden & Kamala Harris on victory in Election 2020.”

In related news, Premier Su Tseng-chang also conveyed his congratulations saying that Taiwan-US relations will flourish under the Biden administration.

Speaking to reporters, Su congratulated Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their win, as well as the American people for once again exercising their democratic right to vote.

According to Su, “with years of friendship and partnership between Taiwan and the US, as well as the democratic values shared by the two sides, Biden's administration will definitely value Taiwan more, and the relationship between the two countries will flourish”.

The premier avoided talks of possible progress on a trade deal between Taiwan and the US when asked, and instead said only that “Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has allowed the country to continue to grow its economy”.

However, he touted Washington's speaking up for Taiwan on numerous occasions, saying “the two sides will work to further advance bilateral relations”. 

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