This was reported by TASS with reference to a statement released by the office of the US representative at the trade talks Catherine Tai.

“The United States and Taiwan have a longstanding trade and investment relationship based on shared values.

This initiative will unlock market opportunities, drive innovation and create inclusive economic growth for our workers and businesses,” she said.

During the consultations, both sides "reaffirmed their common interest in developing concrete ways to deepen US-Taiwan economic and trade relations."

Earlier, the authorities of the People's Republic of China announced the serious consequences of an attempt to take away Taiwan from the country.

In the event of an encroachment on the territorial integrity of China, the country will fight to the end, said Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe.

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