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Result of the Presidential Election in Taiwan
(Statement by Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko)

January 13, 2024
  1. On January 13, Mr. Lai Ching-te was elected in the presidential election in Taiwan. The Government of Japan congratulates the smooth implementation of the democratic election and Mr. Lai on his victory.
  2. For Japan, Taiwan is an extremely crucial partner and an important friend, with which it shares fundamental values and enjoys close economic relations and people to people exchanges. The Government of Japan will work toward further deepening cooperation and exchanges between Japan and Taiwan, based on its position to maintain working relationship on the non-governmental basis.
  3. We expect that the issue surrounding Taiwan will be resolved peacefully through dialogue, thereby contributing to the peace and stability in the region.

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