Taiwan says it will continue “dialogue” with the US to ensure new funding is spent in the right places

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Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has said it will continue to negotiate with the United States through existing channels to ensure that the aid provided to them is spent in the right place, the Central News Agency of Taiwan reported. Let it be done.

With bipartisan support, the US House of Representatives on Saturday approved a US$95 billion foreign aid package to provide additional funds to Taiwan, Israel and Ukraine.

House Republicans, some of whom opposed sending money overseas rather than across the US-Mexico border, had previously postponed the vote for months.

US$60.8 billion for Kiev, US$26 billion for Israel, humanitarian aid for civilians in conflict zones and US$8 billion for Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific were combined into a single law after passing the House. will be given.

The Senate is expected to pass this law on Tuesday and the US President has promised to sign this law immediately.

In response to the approval of the foreign aid, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of National Defense (MND) both thanked the US House for approving the foreign aid in separate Sunday press statements.

According to CNA Taiwan, under the passed legislation, US$2 billion in Foreign Military Financing Program funds to counter Chinese aggression will be given to Taiwan and other US regional security partners, and another US$1.9 billion will be provided for defense items and Will go to replenish defense services. Taiwan and regional partners, according to both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Taiwan.

As both sides celebrate the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act in April, the Taiwan MOFA statement commended the U.S. Congress for passing the defense funding, saying that once again the self-ruled Washington's “rock-solid” commitment to help has been confirmed. The island protects itself.

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