To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will take steps to provide training for Taiwanese soldiers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to take steps to provide naval patrols around Taiwan.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will take steps to provide military aid to Taiwan.
The Integrated Review recognises that the Indo-Pacific region is at the centre of intensifying geopolitical competition with multiple potential flashpoints. The recent actions and remarks made by China on Taiwan are concerning. We will continue to encourage open communication and de-escalation.
As the Foreign Secretary said in her Mansion House speech, we must ensure that democracies like Taiwan are able to defend themselves. Though the United Kingdom does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, we have a vibrant unofficial relationship, based on dynamic commercial, educational and cultural ties. This relationship delivers significant benefits to both the UK and Taiwan.