China has yet to comment on the current visit.
A congressionaldelegation led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., landed in Taiwan on Sunday, less than two weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the Beijing-claimed island drew a furious response from China.
The five-member delegation included Reps. John Garamendi and Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., and Don Beyer, D-Va., as well as Delegate Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-American Samoa, the American Institute in Taiwan said in a statement Sunday.
They will meet senior Taiwanese leaders to discuss security, trade, supply chains and other issues, the statement said.
After a Taiwanese broadcaster showed video of a U.S. government plane landing about 7 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET) at Songshan Airport in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, the group were welcomed by Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Tah-ray Yui.
Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said the delegation would meet President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday morning before it leaves the island later in the day. The members will also attend a banquet with Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and visit the Legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee.
“At a time when China continues to raise regional tensions, the U.S. Congress is once again organizing a heavyweight delegation to Taiwan to show its undaunted friendship and demonstrate strong U.S. support for the island,” the ministry said in a statement.