US President Joseph Biden respects House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to visit Taiwan.
“Report” John Kirby, White House’s coordinator for strategic communications, informed about this
The White House said that the United States does not want a crisis in relations with China and will keep communication channels open.
“The president doesn’t usually comment on congressional travel decisions, but as I said, Biden respects his decision to visit Taiwan. The president believes it is fully consistent with decades of American bilateral policy,” a White House spokesman said.
“Obviously, we will follow this closely. There is no reason for the visit to be an excuse for a crisis or conflict, or for the Chinese to try to take some military action,” the White House official stressed.
He said China is ready to take further measures against Taiwan, including possible “economic coercion”.
Kirby also emphasized that the United States will continue its activities in the seas and skies of the Western Pacific.