By Lin Yiting
At 10:45 p.m. on August 2, the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's delegation arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport by special plane, and was picked up by Foreign Minister Wu Zhaoxie and AIT Taipei Director Sun Xiaoya.
There was no Taiwan stop in Pelosi's previously disclosed Asian trip. When the rumors revealed that the special plane might land in Taiwan, it attracted the attention of the people of the whole country. After Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, she immediately issued a press release emphasizing that her visit to Taiwan was an "official official visit."
Pelosi visits the Legislative Yuan
First stop: visit the Legislative Yuan.
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Pelosi led a delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Legislative Yuan at about 8:47 a.m. today. Vice President Cai Qichang led the four major political and opposition groups to receive them and made their first public speech.
Pelosi pointed out that the three purposes of this overseas visit include "security, economy, and governance." He bluntly stated that Taiwan is one of the freest societies in the world. Referring to the passage of multiple U.S. support for the Human Rights Act, Pelosi attributed the matter to cross-party cooperation and praised House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mikes for his dedication to the Human Rights Act, reflecting his friendship with Taiwan and his persistence and support for peace .
Regarding the chip bill, Pelosi said that this is a good opportunity for the United States and Taiwan to cooperate in the economic field. It is emphasized that the members of today's delegation have very good ability and weight, and hope that the two sides can communicate with each other and share important opinions on economic, security or strategic thinking. He also appreciates Taiwan's many leading achievements, especially its epidemic prevention performance. In addition to cooperation on climate change issues, I will also learn from Taiwan's outstanding epidemic prevention achievements and learn how to promote and respect human rights in the world. "Thank you for the friendship shown by Taiwan, and hope that Taiwan will continue to promote and respect human rights in the world." The world is affirmed."
Second stop: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a delegation to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen.
President Tsai Ing-wen received the US delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the US House of Representatives at the Presidential Palace at around 10:30 this morning. Vice President Lai Qingde and other senior officials of the Presidential Palace also attended the meeting. President Tsai Ing-wen specially awarded Pelosi the "Special Grand Shouqing Yun Medal", praising him as an outstanding statesman, and calling Pelosi "the most steadfast friend" of Taiwan, thanking him for his long-term active promotion of Taiwan-US relations in various fields We hope that through this exchange, we will continue to deepen the cooperative relationship and work together to maintain the peace, stability, prosperity and development of the Indo-Pacific region.
Pelosi also said that one of the key points of this visit is to remind everyone that when the Taiwan Relations Act was passed 43 years ago, we made a firm commitment to Taiwan and stood with Taiwan. Taiwan and the U.S. have shaped very prosperous cooperation and have a firm partnership that must safeguard and deepen the economic relationship between the two countries so that the two peoples can have a better life.
Final stop: visit the National Human Rights Museum.
Speaker Pelosi and President Tsai Ing-wen arrived at the "National Human Rights Museum" in Jingmei at about 2:40 pm after the luncheon at the Taipei Hotel. They were greeted by Chen Ju, the Superintendent of Supervisors and the chairman of the Human Rights Council, and accompanied Pelosi to visit the National Human Rights Museum. museum. He will meet with Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-che, Causeway Bay Bookstore owner Lin Rongji, Chinese democracy activist Wuer Kaixi and others. The final plan is to leave Taiwan at 5:00 pm.
Although Pelosi only stayed in Taiwan for more than ten hours, he visited the Legislative Yuan, met with the President and human rights activists, and received great attention for his words and deeds. This "Taiwanese friend" showed the friendship between Taiwan and the United States with his actions. .
繁體中文版 : 裴洛西—台灣「最堅定的友人」