Want China Times
President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday that smooth cross-Taiwan Strait relations play a
key role in safeguarding the Republic of China’s diplomatic ties.
Cordial relations between two sides of the strait, he said, can only be expected if the concepts of the 1992 Consensus and “one China, separate interpretations” are honored.
In an in-flight press briefing given on his way to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua for talks with heads of state, including Daniel Ortega, with a stopover in Boston, Ma told the accompanying media entourage that since he assumed the presidency seven years ago, Taiwan has made concrete diplomatic achievements, following the principles of dignity, autonomy, pragmatism and flexibility. [FULL STORY]