Question / Taiwan: Elections

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN 9589, tabled on 15 January 2024

Catherine West

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he had made of the potential impact of the election of Lai Ching-te on regional stability.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Answered on
18 January 2024

The elections that took place on 13 January are testament to Taiwan’s vibrant democracy. The UK has a clear interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion. We have restated the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside our G7 partners.