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U.S., Taiwan set to hold strategic dialogue this month: sources

Washington plans to prioritize sale of arms to counter China landing operation

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday; Taiwanese air force pilots run pass an armed U.S.-made F-16V fighter at a base in Chiayi, southern Taiwan, on January 5. (Source photos by AP and AFP/Jiji) 

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. and Taiwan are in the final stages of preparation for a strategic bilateral dialogue between security officials, three people with knowledge of the matter told Nikkei.

The dialogue, scheduled to take place by the end of this month in the U.S., is expected to focus on specific measures for weapons provision and military drills.

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