United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday night said her visit to Taiwan seeks to honor "America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy."
"America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy," Pelosi and a delegation of Democratic lawmakers, who arrived in Taiwan Tuesday night, said in a statement issued upon their arrival.
Pelosi's delegation arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport at 10:44 p.m. on a U.S. Air Force C-40C aircraft.
The statement noted that the speaker and her delegation will engage in discussions with Taiwan's leadership "on reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region."
Pelosi's statement also reaffirmed that the ongoing visit "in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, U.S.-China Joint Communiques and the Six Assurances."
"The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo," it added.
The statement was issued after Pelosi landed at Taipei, having departed Malaysia earlier in the day.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel