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Taiwan an important part of US’ Asia strategy: AIT

KEY PLAYER:The new head of the American Institute in Taiwan said he was dedicated to furthering bilateral ties and that Taiwan was an important security partner

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Marut was also asked questions regarding recent actions taken by Taiwan to assert sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台) — disputed by Japan and China — but appeared reticent about offering his view on the matter.

“The East China Sea issue is one that the claimants must resolve among themselves. The US encourages them to do so in a peaceful manner. We want all parties involved to work this out through dialogue,” he said.

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