As an unofficial representative of the Biden administration, Mr. Armitage attended the inauguration of Taiwan’s President-elect Lai Ching-te on May 20. He extended congratulations from the American people to President Lai upon his inauguration as Taiwan’s fifth democratically elected president. He also praised the Taiwanese people for demonstrating the strength of their robust democratic system once again.

In addition to attending the ceremony, he met with various leading figures, underscoring the United States’ enduring commitment to maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.