President Ma receives visiting U.S. senator

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/13
By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Romulo Huang

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou received visiting United States Senator Tom 201508130034t0001Cotton at the Presidential Office Thursday, when they exchanged views on the promotion of bilateral ties between the two nations, as well as regional peace.

Citing remarks made previously by former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton, incumbent Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan A. Thornton, Ma reaffirmed that Taiwan-U.S. relations have reached the best conditions of the past 36 years since the two nations suspended their diplomatic relations in 1979.

Citing the fact that the U.S. government had authorized arms sales of more than US$18.3 billion to Taiwan over the past seven years as an example, Ma said that Taiwan has been an important security and trade partner of the U.S.     [FULL  STORY]

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