Taipei, March 2 -- US Deputy Secretary of State, Kurt Campbell called German Foreign Office State Secretary Thomas Bagger to reiterate his support for Ukraine and the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan News reported, citing a press release.

US Department of State Spokesperson Matthew Miller said the discussion on Thursday between the pair also included the prevention of an expansion of conflicts in the Middle East, Central News Agency reported.

Campbell also met with South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Dui-yeol on Friday and reiterated the US' commitment to its alliance with South Korea, for "peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific."

The deputy secretary has a long career of working on Pacific...