The Office of the President expressed gratitude after US President Donald Trump signed the "Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019" into law on March 26 (US Eastern Daylight Time).
Presidential Office Spokesperson Alex Huang (黃重諺) stated that the TAIPEI Act was sponsored in the US Senate by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO; Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy) and in the House of Representatives by Congressman John Curtis (R-UT). The bill, which was passed by the House on March 4 and the Senate on March 11, has now been signed into law by President Trump. On behalf of the government and people of Taiwan, the Office of the President offered sincere thanks for the strong support that the US executive and legislative branches have lent to Taiwan in its effort to achieve international participation, take part in global diplomatic affairs, and develop international partnerships.
Spokesperson Huang stated that the United States is Taiwan's most important international cooperation partner. He added that Taiwan will continue to enhance cooperation and partnerships with the United States and other like-minded nations based on our shared commitment to values like freedom, democracy, and prosperity, so that Taiwan—a force for good in the world—will have more space to contribute to the international community.