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Singapore 'happy' to host milestone cross-strait meeting

Singapore 'happy' to host milestone cross-strait meeting

Singapore, Nov. 4 (CNA) The meeting between the top leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on Nov. 7 in Singapore is "a milestone in the history of cross-strait relations since 1949," Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. "Singapore was requested by both sides to help facilitate the meeting," said the ministry. "As a close and longstanding friend of both Mainland China and Taiwan, we are happy to facilitate and be the venue for their direct dialogue," it added. The ministry stressed that Singapore has consistently upheld a "One China" policy and supported initiatives that contribute to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, citing the "historic talks" between Beijing's Wang Daohan (???) and Taipei's Koo Chen-fu (???) held in the city state in 1993. The ministry also pointed out that the meeting between leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait "is separate from" the state visit by China's President Xi Jinping on Nov. 6-7 in conjunction with the 25 anniversary of tying diplomatic relations between Singapore and China. (By Huang Tzu-chiang and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-19 01:57 GMT+08:00