The Taiwanese government welcomed the fifth arms deal with the United States under the Biden administration on Friday.
and statement, The presidential palace of Taiwan said the deal would include the purchase of $ 108 million worth of spare parts for tanks and fighting vehicles, including logistical and technical assistance from contractors.
“”[The deal] Not only will it help maintain proper equipment of military vehicles and carry out combat preparation training tasks, but it will also effectively enhance the armed forces’ self-defense capabilities. “
Cheong Wa Dae said the approval of the sale of weapons by the United States shows that Washington “very important” Taiwan’s defense needs and respected its security commitment to Taiwan.
“Taiwan will continue to show its determination to defend itself, strengthen its self-defense capabilities, and protect national security and the free and democratic lifestyle of its people,” he added.
The United States aims to maintain Taiwan’s political stability
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA) of the United States statement Submitting the necessary certificates to notify Congress of the possibility of selling the weapon.
According to the DCSA, the proposed arms sale will not only help Taiwan maintain its security and political stability, but will also help maintain the military balance, economy and progress of the region.
“The proposed sale will help maintain the recipient’s vehicles, small arms, combat weapons systems, and logistical support items, and enhance their ability to respond to current and future threats,” said Taiwan’s interoperability. He added that it helps to strengthen sex. The United States and other allies.
US Security Policy on Taiwan
However, the U.S.-Taiwan Trade Association has shown that the Biden administration’s security policy for Taiwan no longer prioritizes the military’s “military modernization”, but instead focuses on maintenance and munitions. Stated.
” [Chinese People’s Liberation Army] We will naturally focus on these new vulnerabilities in order to adapt to the shortcomings of US policy. ” statement.
“The US-Taiwan Business Association is once again calling on the Biden administration to provide strategic clarity about where the U.S. military will fill the defense gap in Taiwan brought about by these changes in U.S. policy,” he said. Added.
China’s communist government claimed that Taiwan was part of its territory and vowed to conquer Taiwan by force as needed. President Joe Biden said Washington would defend Taiwan if China attacked, but US policy on Taiwan has not changed.
according to State Department, Washington does not support Taiwan’s independence and opposes unilateral changes in the status quo on either side, but still provides Taiwan with the capabilities it needs to maintain its defenses.