Former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech in Taipei today (Friday) that Washington should recognize Taiwan as an official state and blame China for "useless rhetoric."
"Pompeo said in a speech at a Taiwanese think tank:
The US government must take immediate and long-term steps to do the right thing; Recognize Taiwan diplomatically as a free and independent sovereign state.
According to Reuters, he continued:
While the United States must continue to engage with the People's Republic of China as an independent state, the recognition of Taiwan's 23 million freedom-loving people and its legitimate and democratically elected government can no longer be ignored, escaped, or It collided.
Washington ended formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979 with the recognition of the People's Republic of China. While Taiwan's official name is the Republic of China, politicians often refer to the island as "Taiwan" in their public statements.