Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie has announced that Canada will deploy two warships in the coming months to the Taiwan Strait, which separates the island of Taiwan from China, to defend international waters claimed by China. Jolie in an interview during the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bucharest, Romania he said Canada “commits new military resources to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region”; He also said that he would send more diplomatic officials.
Taiwan is de facto an independent country, but is claimed as part of its territory by China, which it considers the strait part of its “internal waters”. According to the United States, Taiwan’s allies say much of the strait should be considered “international waters” and therefore free to pass through. The Canadian warship HMCS Vancouver had already crossed the strait the previous September: they too had crossed it in August. Two American ships Tensions between the US and China follow the Speaker’s visit to Taiwan Nancy Pelosi.
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