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DPP to continue close communications with U.S.: party chairwoman

DPP to continue close communications with U.S.: party chairwoman

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its candidate in the 2016 presidential election, said Monday during a meeting with Kin Moy, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), that the party will continue to maintain close communications with the United States.
Tsai welcomed Moy, who assumed the post in June, and said the DPP will continue to communicate with the U.S. and promote overall relations in regard to trade and security, according to a TPP news release.
Tsai said that her priorities, if she is elected president in 2016, will be to find new momentum for Taiwan's economic development, to ensure the diversification of its trade, and to create favorable conditions for Taiwan's participation in regional economic integration.
During the process, Taiwan will step up industrial cooperation with the U.S., as well as technology exchanges, to find new opportunities for mutual investment.
On security issues, Tsai said the U.S. is Taiwan's most important partner, especially in terms of regional and cross-Taiwan strait relations. The party will continue to engage in close dialogue and exchanges with the AIT to ensure that both sides can have seamless communications on key issues.
On the presidential and legislative elections slated for Jan. 16 next year, Tsai said the party will continue to unveil its policies on governance and enhance communications with civic groups and all walks of life to seek recognition and support for the party.
Also present at Tsai's one-hour meeting with Moy were DPP Secretary-General Joseph Wu, Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim and James Huang, director of the DPP's Department of International Affairs. (By Sophia Yeh and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-22 02:30 GMT+08:00