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Ma-Xi meeting of great significance to cross-strait ties: MAC

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday that an upcoming meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (???) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (???) is of great significance in maintaining the status quo of peaceful development between Taiwan and China. The MAC said the Nov. 7 meeting will cement the so-called "1992 consensus" of "one China, with different interpretations" and enhance cross-Taiwan Strait and regional stability. The MAC said in a report to the Legislative Yuan that the Ma-Xi meeting is also of great importance in strengthening systematic development of cross-strait relations and conveying the positive message of cross-strait peace to the international community. The report was submitted as Premier Mao Chi-kuo (???) and Presidential Office Secretary-General Tseng Yung-chuan (???) briefed Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (???) on the upcoming meeting. Mao and Tseng were also set to brief the ruling and opposition legislative caucuses later in the day. The meeting will be the first between the leaders of Taiwan and China and according to the MAC, is of great importance to the development of cross-strait relations, as the two sides have been under separate rule for 66 years, since the Republic of China government moved its seat to Taiwan in 1949. The report also stated that the meeting will highlight the two sides' determination to maintain peace and prosperity across the strait. According to the report, Ma and Xi will not sign any agreements or issue any joint declarations after the meeting. (By Wen Kuei-hsiang, C.C. Yin and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-28 12:28 GMT+08:00