Taipei: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who is on an official visit to Taiwan met President Tsai ing-wen on Wednesday.
Addressing the Taiwan Parliament, she said that the US commends the island for being “one of the freest societies in the world”.
Tsai ing wen presented Pelosi with the Special Grand Shouqing Yun Medal as a mark of recognition of her long-standing support for Taiwan and for her contribution to improving the ties between Taipei and Washington.
Nancy Pelosi is the highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan in a quarter of a century.
Meanwhile, China, had warned against the visit, has announced a ban on export of sand to Taiwan as well import of fruit and fish from there.
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