Result of the Presidential Election in Taiwan
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)
1. Ms. Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected in today’s presidential election in Taiwan. The Government of Japan congratulates the smooth implementation of the democratic election and Ms. Tsai on her victory again.
2. Taiwan is an important partner and a precious friend of Japan. We share basic values and enjoy close economic relationship and people to people exchange. The Government of Japan will work toward further deepening cooperation and exchanges between Japan and Taiwan, based on the existing position to maintain Japan-Taiwan relations as a working relationship on a non-governmental basis.
3. We expect that the issue surrounding Taiwan will be resolved peacefully by direct dialogue between the concerned parties and that it will contribute to the peace and stability in the region.