By: Ku Chuan and Ko Lin
Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday extended its appreciation to Japan for its
concern over the situation in the Taiwan Strait, after two Chinese Air Force planes crossed the median line of the waterway separating Taiwan and China over the weekend.
In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said the government will always be committed to maintaining the cross-strait status quo as well as peace and stability across the region.
The ministry’s response came after Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga expressed hope that cross-strait issues can be resolved peacefully through direct dialogue between Taiwan and China.
“The government of Japan believes that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is extremely important to the region and the world,” Suga said. [FULL STORY]