By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Y.F. Low
Taipei, April 1 (CNA) The Presidential Office on Friday reiterated President Ma Ying-jeou’s
(馬英九) commitment to promote peace across the Taiwan Strait, after the Taiwan issue was raised during a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).
During the meeting held on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday, Xi urged the United States to continue to take substantial steps to maintain the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.
The two leaders also discussed issues related to the South China Sea.
Presidential Office spokesperson Ma Wei-kuo (馬瑋國) said the administration of President Ma has adhered to the “no unification, no independence, no use of force” approach to maintain the cross-strait status quo based on the Republic of China Constitution.
It has also been promoting the peaceful development of cross-strait ties on the basis of the “1992 consensus” of “one China, different interpretations,” Ma said. [FULL STORY]