U.S. Senator Ed Markey has issued a statement as he confirmed he is leading a team of representatives in a trip to Taiwan.

This trip comes following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s which resulted in condemnation from China.

Accompanying the Democratic Massachusetts Senator is Democrat Representative John Garamendi, Democrat Representative Alan Lowenthal, Democrat Representative Don Beyer and Republican Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen.

The delegation landed on Sunday, August 14 as part of a larger visit to the Indo-Pacific region.

“The delegation will meet with senior Taiwan leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chains, climate change, and other significant issues of mutual interest,” the statement read.

Following Pelosi’s trip, the White House reiterated that it will continue to support Taiwan on the international stage.

Kurt Campbell, a top White House aide for the Indo-Pacific, said during a press call Friday that the White House will seek deeper ties with Taiwan in the face of what he called China’s potentially destabilizing nearby military activity.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on April 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. Senator Ed Markey has issued a statement as he confirms that he is leading a team of representatives in a trip to Taiwan.
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