Nancy Pelosi Taiwan visit 2022. Despite the threats from Beijing, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, has arrived in Taiwan and spoke with the president and the deputy speaker of the parliament, while China is conducting military exercises near the island.
The 82-year-old US politician arrived in Taipei with his delegation on Tuesday night (August 2), defying strong warnings and threats from China, which claims Taiwan as its sovereign and has already announced it would consider Pelosi’s visit an act of aggression. big and clear against it.
Speaking to the deputy speaker of Taiwan’s parliament, Tsai Chi-chang, immediately after arriving, Pelosi justified her visit to the island that it does not violate any agreement between China and the United States and that her main goal is to show her support for Taiwan’s democracy.
“Our goal, or our three goals that I said, in doing this, we want to increase cooperation and discussion between our parliaments. And we do that when our president has proposed a plan for the relationship between Asia and the Pacific, which we support and we want to be very careful about how as we cooperate with Taiwan on this matter.” said Pelosi.
For his part, President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan has said that the island will not be swayed by threats from China, which has decided to conduct military exercises very close to their island during the visit of Speaker Pelosi.
“Even if we are facing high-level military threats, Taiwan will not back down. We will continue and hold this thread to protect democracy.” said the president.
Pelosi, who is second in power in the United States after the President, arrived on a military plane after days of speculation about her plans.