Wednesday, February 17, 2010

U.S. arms sales to Taiwan improve relations with China: President Ma Ying-jeou

United States arms sales to Taiwan help to improve the island’s relations with China, President Ma Ying-jeou told a visiting Congressman Wednesday.He told Republican Jim Sensenbrenner that Washington’s recent approval of a US$6.4 billion arms package for Taiwan not only safeguarded the country’s security, but also promoted a peaceful dialogue with China because stable Taiwan-U.S. relations were closely linked to the harmony of the environment between Taiwan and China.Ma said his efforts to improve relations with China had also improved mutual trust between Washington and Taipei. He mentioned how his government had concluded more than 12 agreements with Beijing since taking office in May 2008 and reopening negotiations which had been interrupted for a decade.................................. Taiwan News

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