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AIT Chair Laura Rosenberger meets Tsai, Lai

AIT Chair Laura Rosenberger meets Tsai, Lai

2024-04-01

AIT Chair Laura Rosenberger is on her fifth official visit to Taiwan since assuming office last year. On Monday, she met with President Tsai Ing-wen and President-elect Lai Ching-te to discuss Taiwan-U.S. cooperation. Her visit overlaps with former President Ma Ying-jeou’s trip to China, during which he’ll potentially meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

AIT Chair Laura Rosenberger arrived late Sunday for another Taiwan visit. The next morning, she was welcomed at the Presidential Office by President Tsai Ing-wen.

Tsai Ing-wen
President
It is a pleasure to meet with Chairperson Rosenberger once again. This is your fifth visit to Taiwan since taking office just over a year ago. I want to thank you for taking concrete action to demonstrate your passion and eagerness to deepen Taiwan-U.S. relations.

Laura Rosenberger
AIT chair
The U.S. and Taiwan also share a deep and abiding interest in maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. The U.S. commitment to Taiwan is rock solid, principled and bipartisan and we also welcome your commitment to maintaining the status quo. I know we both look forward to continued collaboration between the U.S. and Taiwan.

Rosenberger’s last visit was just over three months ago, the day after the Jan. 13 presidential election. On Monday, she also met President-elect Lai Ching-te to discuss the relationship between the U.S., China, and Taiwan.

Lai Ching-te
Vice president
May 20 is fast approaching. I would like to once again extend an invitation to you to attend my inauguration.

Laura Rosenberger
AIT chair
And we welcome your commitment to maintain the status quo. The U.S. commitment, as you know, is rock solid, it is principled and it is bipartisan and that’s not changing. We will continue to deliver on our longstanding commitment to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self defense capacity.

During Rosenberger’s weeklong stay, she plans to meet Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu and other political leaders. Her visit comes ahead of a presidential transition, and it coincides with former President Ma Ying-jeou’s trip to China. The timing has given rise to speculation.

Chen Shih-min
NTU Political Science Department
I think the U.S. would like to discuss the content of Lai’s inauguration speech directly with him. Maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is a key issue for the U.S. in East Asia. I think the CCP will use any comments made by former President Ma Ying-jeou to wage a major propaganda campaign, targeting Taiwan and the U.S. Given that, I think Rosenberger will reach out to our government and seek to coordinate.

Rosenberger’s visit signals Washington’s support for Taiwan, at a time when Ma’s presence in China is complicating perceptions overseas.

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AIT主席5度訪台 會見蔡、賴就台美合作進行討論

2024-04-01

AIT主席羅森柏格再度展開訪台行程,昨天抵達台灣,今天會見總統蔡英文、以及即將就任的準總統賴清德,就台美合作進行討論。不過,羅森伯格這回來台的時間點,正巧與馬英九訪中、可能會見習近平時間重疊,引發外界聯想。

AIT主席羅森伯格再度訪台,前一天晚上才下飛機,一早就來到總統府,總統蔡英文親自接見。

[[總統 蔡英文]]
“羅森伯格主席上任剛滿一年,已經是第五次訪問台灣,我要謝謝羅森伯格主席,以實際的行動展現了,深化台美關係的積極和熱情”

[[AIT主席 羅森伯格]]
“美台都非常希望台海維持和平和穩定,台美之間的關係是堅若磐石,而且是非常有原則並且跨黨派的,我們也希望台方會持續維持這樣的關係,我們也期待台美關係,在接下來可以更緊密合作”

AIT主席的羅森伯格上回訪台是台灣大選後隔天,時隔三個多月,準總統賴清德即將上任前再度來訪,關心的當然還是未來的美中台關係。

[[副總統 賴清德]]
“520很快就會到來,我再次誠懇地邀請你,能夠來參加我的就職典禮”

[[AIT主席 羅森伯格]]
“我們希望賴副持續努力,維持區域跟兩岸的現狀,美國對台灣的承諾堅若磐石,是有原則性而且跨黨派,而且不會改變,我們也會維持一直以來長久的堅定承諾,台灣能維持足夠自我防衛能力”

羅森伯格此行預計停留一週,也將會見立法院長韓國瑜及政黨領袖。時值台灣政權交接期,也和前總統馬英九訪中撞期,時機點敏感,引發各種解讀。

[[台大政治系副教授 陳世民]]
“我相信美國會希望直接面對面地,跟賴清德討論一下,他有可能發表的就職演說的內容,因為台海和平穩定,當然是美國在東亞地區最關切的問題,我個人還是相信,中共一定會利用馬前總統出訪所發表的言論,來做一些統戰的大外宣,不管是針對台灣或針對美國統戰的大外宣,這樣子新的局勢,我相信羅森伯格一定也會,跟我們台灣的政府做溝通協調”

羅森伯格來訪,釋出美國挺台訊息,同一時間台灣的前總統前往中國,不只形成強烈對比,恐怕也讓外界難以理解。

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