The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday welcomed Canada’s first Indo-Pacific Strategy, which says the country plans to continue its multifaceted engagement with Taiwan.
The document released on Sunday discusses the importance of the future of the Indo-Pacific region to Canada.
It says that Canada is to adhere to a “one China” policy” while engaging with Taiwan on trade, technology, health, democratic governance and countering disinformation.
Canada plans to bolster the “economic and people-to-people ties with Taiwan while supporting its resilience,” the strategy document says.
It expresses its opposition to any unilateral action that would threaten the “status quo” in the Taiwan Strait, the East China Sea or the South China Sea.
MOFA yesterday issued a statement to thank Canada for respecting cooperation between the two countries.
Taiwan and Canada are like-minded partners that share the values of freedom and democracy, and work together to safeguard international peace, it said.
Taiwan and Canada have cooperated on several international issues under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework, it said, adding that Taiwan would continue to work with allies to strengthen global partnerships and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
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