Date: March 31, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou met with President-elect Tsai Ing-wen at Taipei Guest House
March 30 in Taipei City, reaffirming bipartisan cooperation in the lead up to the latter’s May 20 inauguration.
“It is an honor to have served the people during the past eight years, fulfilling my duty entrusted by the ROC Constitution,” Ma said. “I will do my best to ensure a seamless transfer of power, setting an example for our successors to follow.”
These sentiments were echoed by Tsai, who viewed the meeting as significant in terms of democracy, responsibility and cooperation.
“With democracy as our society’s core value, we are witnessing the presidency changing party control for the third time,” she said.
“It is our common responsibility to maintain stability and establish a mechanism for government transition to proceed without a hitch. We will let people see that political leaders can rise above differences, opening up opportunities for further cooperation.” [FULL STORY]