蔡英文表明盼與日本安保對話 | President Tsai wants direct security talks with Japan

The president believes that the time is ripe to enter a new stage for both countries to ensure security through bilateral talks. | 她認為下一個階段,台日之間有必要加強安全保障對話。(NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – President Tsai Ing-wen extended an invitation to engage in direct dialogue on regional security and cybersecurity with Japanese officials in an exclusive interview published on the front page of Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun on March 2.

日本《產經新聞》今(2)日以頭版刊登總統蔡英文的獨家專訪。蔡英文在專訪中首次表明,希望在安全保障問題與網路駭客攻擊等議題上,與日本政府進行直接對話。

Asked about the format of the aforesaid discussion, Tsai said that she would rely on the decision of the Japanese government, indicating strong intention to strengthen security cooperation with Japan in facing China’s growing military threats.

至於對話的形式為何,將尊重日本的看法。報導中也提到,考量到中國大陸對台威脅日益增高,蔡英文也對台日安全保障合作表現出強烈的意願。

According to the Taipei-based Central News Agency, the Japanese media talked to President Tsai on Feb. 28, her first media interview since her announcement to run for her re-election in 2020 in an exclusive interview with CNN.

根據《中央社》報導,日本《產經新聞》於 2 月 28 日專訪蔡英文,此為蔡總統日前接受 CNN 專訪表態將競選 2020 連任以來,首度接受媒體專訪。

President Tsai added that she wants to enhance communication with the Japanese government to discuss regional security and cybersecurity, noting that Japan can decide the details of the possible talk which remain at its discretion.

產經新聞在今天刊登此篇專訪,內容提到,蔡英文表示希望與日本政府進行有關安全保障、網路駭客攻擊等議題的對話,至於對話形式如何進行,則會尊重日本方面的想法。

Tsai said Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has remained a good friend of Taiwan, praising his ability to make decisive decisions on Japan-Taiwan relations, according to the report.

報導指出,蔡英文在專訪中還提到,日本首相安倍晉三一直以來都對台灣非常友好,在台日關係方面都能做出果斷的決定。

The president believes that the time is ripe to enter a new stage for both countries to ensure security through bilateral talks.

她認為下一個階段,台日之間有必要加強安全保障對話。

The report also pointed out that President Tsai hailed for direct dialogue between Taiwan and Japan for the first time during the interview.

專訪內容提到,此為蔡英文首度表明想與日本直接對話。

Meanwhile, President Tsai also expressed hopes to overcome legal barriers to share the latest developments on China’s naval fleet and its air force’s recent actions around Taiwan and Okinawa with Japan.

此外,由於中國大陸的海軍、空軍不斷通過台灣、沖繩(琉球)的周邊,往西太平洋展開行動,蔡英文也期盼台日雙方能克服法律上的障礙、共享即時資訊。

The China Post staff