Tsai, Cheney stress ‘status quo’

TAIPEI GATHERINGS:The president gave the opening address to the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue forum, while a former US vice president spoke at a private luncheon

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 09, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday told an international forum in Taipei that her

From left, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee, President Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwan Prospective Foundation chairman Mark Chen arrive yesterday at the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue in Taipei. Photo: Sam Yeh, AFP

administration is committed to maintaining the “status quo” in cross-strait relations and regional stability, while former US vice president Dick Cheney told a separate gathering that the cross-strait “status quo” was vital to maintaining peace in the region.

To ensure regional stability and growth, Taiwan has to play “a more proactive role” in the region while building strong trade, defense and people-to-people relationships with its neighbors, Tsai said in her opening speech to the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue.

The New Southbound Policy was launched to connect with ASEAN and South Asian countries and address the long-term bilateral and multilateral need to closely integrate Taiwan into the region, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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