By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
After having a 90-minute closed-door meeting with People First Party Chairperson James Soong on Wednesday morning, President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, who has said she would meet with leaders of the country’s major political parties, was asked by the media whether she will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou.
Tsai, who doubles as Democratic Progressive Party chairperson, said that Ma will soon go on a state visit, so she will contact him after his return to arrange a meeting between them at an appropriate time.
Ma is scheduled to visit Guatemala and Belize, both Taiwan’s allies in Central America, from March 13 to 19.
In response to a media question regarding the meeting with Tsai, Ma said, “[Meeting between] us is not difficult. We will find a way to arrange.”
Ma served as chairperson of the Kuomintang from 2005 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2014. [SOURCE]