Date: November 5, 2015
Ma discusses upcoming top-level cross-strait meetingPresident Ma Ying-jeou fields
questions from members of the press Nov. 5 at the Presidential Office concerning his upcoming meeting with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Singapore. (CNA)
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Nov. 5 that his upcoming meeting with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping will help advance the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait.
“As cross-strait ties have progressed smoothly, the conditions are ripe for the meeting,” the president said. “The milestone event is the first step in normalizing exchanges between leaders from both sides.”
Ma made the remarks during a press conference at the Presidential Office. Scheduled for Nov. 7 in Singapore, the first top-level meeting between the two sides in 66 years will include discussions on a range of topics spanning economic links, peace and Taiwan’s international space, as well as issues concerning the well-being of people on both sides.
Other than the president, Taiwan’s delegation will comprise Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia and Deputy Minister Wu Mei-hung, National Security Council Secretary-General Kao Hua-chu and National Security Advisor Chiu Kun-hsuan, as well as Presidential Office Secretary-General Tseng Yung-chuan and Deputy Secretary-General Hsiao Hsu-tsen. [FULL STORY]