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November 04, 2015

MFA Spokesman's Comments in response to media queries on the announcement of the meeting between the Leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on 7 November 2015

In response to media queries on the announcement of the meeting between the Leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on 7 November 2015, the MFA Spokesman said:

 

“Singapore was requested by both sides to help facilitate the meeting between the top Leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on 7 November in Singapore.  This is a milestone in the history of cross-strait relations since 1949.  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.  Singapore has consistently upheld a ‘One China’ policy and supported initiatives that contribute to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, including direct exchanges between the two sides such as the historic Wang-Koo talks held in Singapore in 1993.

 

The meeting between the Leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait is separate from the State Visit by President Xi Jinping on 6 – 7 November in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the People’s Republic of China.”   

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

4 NOVEMBER 2015