The Presidential Office says Taiwan's national security team has already prepared contingency plans as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula. That's the word from Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang on Friday.
The national security team has been closely monitoring the possible geopolitical and the economic impact of [tensions] on the region, including Taiwan. To ensure our national interest and the safety and welfare of our people, the [team] has mapped out all kinds of preparations needed to cope with it," said Huang.
Huang said Taiwan, as part of the global community, hopes to maintain regional peace and stability.
Tensions are escalating after the Trump administration in the United States threatened to take unilateral and possible military action against the regime of Kim Jong-un. The US has sent a carrier strike group to the area as North Korea appears poised to carry out its sixth nuclear weapons test despite pressure from its ally China not to do so.
Source: Radio Taiwan International