MOFA welcomes launch of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble following visit by...
The launch of a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau is testament to the two countries’ long-standing friendship and success in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 30.
In a statement released to mark the opening of the bubble alongside an official visit to Taiwan by the Pacific ally’s President Surangel Whipps Jr. and a delegation including U.S. Ambassador to Palau John Hennessey-Niland, the MOFA said Taiwan and the U.S. have provided Palau with essential supplies and equipment as well as technical assistance during the pandemic.
The three-way partnership among Taiwan, Palau and the U.S. extends beyond public health, the MOFA said, adding that initiatives such as the two Pacific Islands Dialogues, Global Cooperation and Training Framework and Our Ocean Conference, which was founded by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, demonstrate how the like-minded partners are cooperating on a range of issues.
Taiwan, Palau and the U.S. are committed to promoting democracy and advancing peace and prosperity across the region, the ministry said. The government will continue to maintain and expand trilateral ties on the basis of shared values and common interests while collaborating in areas including climate change, digital health, women’s empowerment, agricultural trade, coast guard cooperation and cybersecurity to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific, it added.
Source: Taiwan Today (https://taiwantoday.tw/index.php)