President Tsai Ing-wen attended opening of “A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region”

President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony of "A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region" on the morning of March 11. She said that the state should not try to control religious organizations and that the government should create an environment of tolerance and acceptance, and a respect for minorities and diversity. President Tsai also emphasized that Taiwan will continue to strengthen value-based partnerships with like-minded friends around the world to create a world where people are free from fear of persecution, or the fear of exile because of their religion or ethnicity.

President Tsai emphasized that “we have seen more and more Muslim, Catholic, and Hindu friends who moved here (to Taiwan) from South and Southeast Asia. They enrich our society with their cultures and religions, and food.”

Source: President Tsai attends the opening of A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region