By: Central News Agency
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday said it has taken note of a statement by the U.S. government encouraging Taipei and Beijing to continue their efforts to maintain cross-Taiwan Strait peace and stability.
“Cross-strait peace and stability is the joint responsibility of the two sides. We will work hard for it,” DPP spokesman Wang Min-sheng (王閔生) said.
Wang added that the DPP also appreciated Washington’s commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act and its attention to cross-strait peace.
He was responding to remarks made by U.S. National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Dan Kritenbrink in a press briefing held Thursday, prior to a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平).
On a question related to Taiwan, Kritenbrink said he expected the issue of Taiwan would be raised in the meeting because it almost always comes up in any meeting between the two presidents. [FULL STORY]