Sen. Rick Scott Meets with President of Taiwan, Premier and Officials in Taiwan
July 8, 2022
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Today, Senator Rick Scott met with the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-Wen, Premier Su Tseng-chang, Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-Hua Wang, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu and Deputy National Security Advisor Hsu Sze-chien to discuss the importance of a strong U.S.-Taiwan relationship regarding trade, defense and national security policies.
Senator Scott’s meetings in Taiwan follow his visit to Tokyo where he met with Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, Defense Minister, Nobuo Kishi, and Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kazuchika Iwata, to discuss U.S.-Japan relations, as well as his visit to South Korea where he an spent time with military members and their families and took part in Fourth of July celebrations at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.
Senator Scott is leading several bills in the United States Senate to support Taiwan amid Communist China’s growing aggression, including the Deterring Communist Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan Through Financial Sanctions Act, which would impose devastating financial sanctions on the Chinese government if Communist China invaded or blockaded Taiwan, or attempted to change the status of Taiwan’s governance through use of force and his Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act, which reinforces the U.S.-Taiwan relationship and strengthens Taiwan’s ability to resist Communist China’s aggressive policies and military actions