U.S. opposes any effort to change Taiwan status quo - Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States opposes any unilateral efforts to change the Taiwan status quo, especially by force, and its policy on Taiwan has not changed, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday.

Cross-Straits stability was in the interests of the whole region, he told a meeting in Cambodia, adding also that Washington was eager to hear ideas from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on how it could cooperate with the Quad.

(Reporting by David Brunstrom; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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