Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the elections in Taiwan on 13 January 2024

14.01.2024 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (14 January) on the elections in Taiwan

The free and peaceful elections in Taiwan once again showed how firmly democracy is rooted in Taiwan, and how much the voters aspire to democratic values. We congratulate all voters and candidates who participated in the elections, as well as those elected.

Germany has close and good relations with Taiwan in many sectors and wants to expand them within the framework of its One-China policy.

Peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are of crucial importance to the region and far beyond. Germany is working towards preservation of the Status quo and confidence building. The Status quo may only be changed peacefully and by mutual agreement. We hope that both sides will further advance their efforts to re-open a dialogue.


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