Sherman, Australia’s Wong reaffirm commitment to maintaining peace across Taiwan Strait

FILE PHOTO: Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong attends the East Asia Summit during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

(Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong discussed China’s recent actions and reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait in a meeting on Monday, the U.S. State Department said.

Sherman was visiting Australia as part of a trip to Pacific nations.

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