US, Taiwan reaffirm economic cooperation

The United States and Taiwan have agreed to work together on strengthening supply chains and countering economic coercion.

The two sides held a second session of the economic dialogue they launched last year. The online talks lasted about five hours.

The US was represented by Under Secretary of State Jose Fernandez, and Taiwan jointly by Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua and Minister of Science and Technology Wu Tsung-tsong.

The Taiwanese side said the representatives reaffirmed collaboration in strengthening the supply chains of semiconductors and other items.

They also reportedly discussed cooperating in responding to economic pressure that runs counter to international trade rules, apparently with China in mind.

After the session, Wang told reporters that the US side expressed support for Lithuania, citing China's pressure on the country. The Baltic nation has been strengthening ties with Taiwan.