A joint statement released by Australian and British foreign and defense ministers
Via Taiwan Today:
“The document was released a day earlier following the Australia-UK ministerial consultations (AUKMIN) 2023 held in London. The participants were Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles, the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly and Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace.
According to the statement, the participants underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and encouraged the peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues without the threat or use of either force or coercion. Ministers also reaffirmed shared opposition to unilateral changes to the status quo, it said.
The two countries are committed to working together to support Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations and reiterated their determination to continue deepening relations with Taiwan in the cultural, economic, scientific, technological and trade fields, the statement added.”