The United States’ ambassador within the Netherlands on Monday hosted Taiwan’s consultant to the nation on the US embassy. It was the primary publicly introduced go to to a US authorities workplace for the reason that secretary of state lifted restrictions on interactions.
China, which refuses to acknowledge the sovereignty of the island, condemned the move, saying no person may forestall China’s “reunification”.
“Made some history today: Welcomed Taiwan Representative Chen to our Embassy. Glad that our @StateDept colleagues around the world will now be able to host our friends from this vibrant democracy on our Embassy grounds”, the US ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, tweeted.
Taiwan’s consultant to the nation, Chen Hsing-hsing, tweeted she was extraordinarily happy and honoured to go to the embassy, saying it was “the very first time in my diplomatic career”.
Taiwan and the US don’t have official diplomatic ties, however Washington is certain by legislation to offer the island with the means to defend itself, angering China which routinely denounces US arms gross sales to Taiwan.
The US ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, is because of arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday for a three-day go to, which has additionally angered Beijing.