November 21, 2020
Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue
The United States and Taiwan have a close relationship, built on historically strong economic and investment ties, cultural affinity, and shared democratic values. We share a vision for the world – one that includes the rule of law, transparency, prosperity, and security for all.
Based on these values and demonstrating the importance of this relationship, today the United States and Taiwan, under the auspices of the American Institute of Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), held the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue in Washington. The EPP Dialogue was an opportunity to continue existing areas of economic cooperation and forge new economic ties between the United States and Taiwan. Led by the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, the U.S. delegation included AIT Taipei Director Brent Christensen and EAP Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell. The Taiwan delegation included Minister without Portfolio John Deng, Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-Hua, Minister of Science and Technology Wu Tsung-Tsong and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs C.C. Chen.
The EPP Dialogue covered a broad range of economic issues, focusing on 5G networks and telecommunications security, supply chains, investment screening, infrastructure cooperation, renewable energy, global health, science and technology, and women’s economic empowerment as a cross-cutting issue.
Future EPP Dialogues will help strengthen the U.S.-Taiwan economic relationship, further magnify the two societies’ respect for democracy, and bring us together through our shared belief in free-markets, entrepreneurship, and freedom.