President Tsai stated her administration’s commitment to strengthening regional peace and stability.
Dr. Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party was, on May 20, inaugurated as the 14th-term President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
In her address at the inaugural ceremony, President Tsai laid out her vision for Taiwan’s future and elaborated on the policy goals of her administration.
Regarding the ROC’s foreign policy, President Tsai stressed her desire to bring Taiwan closer to the world while upholding the universal values of peace, freedom, democracy, and human rights.
Taiwan will continue to deepen relations with friendly democracies including the US, Japan, and European nations. It will also proactively participate in international economic and trade cooperation, as well as free trade negotiations. Furthermore, Taiwan will contribute to fostering environmental sustainability.
President Tsai stated her administration’s commitment to strengthening regional peace and stability, and emphasized the importance of fostering closer economic links with other Asian countries. As part of this commitment, President Tsai announced a new southbound policy to broaden exchanges in the areas of technology, culture, and commerce.
In her address, President Tsai also touched on various domestic issues, such as pension and judicial reform, long-term care mechanisms, and transitional justice.