U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan. She became the highest-ranking U.S. politician to visit the island since 1997. This is reported by Reuters.
She is expected to hold meetings with Taiwan's leadership, including President Tsai Ing-wen, as early as tomorrow.
Pelosi's website already has an official statement regarding the visit to Taiwan.
"The visit of our congressional delegation to Taiwan demonstrates America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy," she said.
The House speaker emphasized that the visit to the island is part of a tour of the Indo-Pacific region. She said talks with Taiwan's leadership will focus on supporting and promoting common interests.
"Our visit is one of several congressional delegations to Taiwan, and it is in no way inconsistent with longstanding United States policy based on the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the U.S.-China joint communiqués and the six assurances. The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo," Pelosi added.