Date: January 19, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Jan. 18 that exchanges between Taipei
and Washington are at the highest level since the Taiwan Relations Act took effect 37 years ago, with the two sides expanding cooperation across a broad spectrum of areas.
“Our low-key, surprise-free approach to Taiwan-U.S. ties has restored high-level trust to the relationship,” Ma said. “This healthy state of affairs is underscored by the 57 bilateral agreements concluded between the two nations, as well as the US$20.1 billion in arms sales approved by Washington over the past seven years.”
The president made the remarks while receiving William Burns, former U.S. deputy secretary of state, at the Presidential Office in Taipei City. Burns is in Taiwan to convey a message from Washington reaffirming its longstanding support for Taiwan and interest in cross-strait stability. [FULL STORY]