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President Ma meets delegation led by Mario Monti, former Italian Prime Minister and former European Commissioner(excerpt: cross-strait relations)

Regarding cross-strait relations, President Ma said that since taking office he has actively sought to improve cross-strait relations, achieving exceptional results. Over the past seven years, Taiwan has sought under the framework of the ROC Constitution to maintain the status quo of "no unification, no independence, and no use of force" in the Taiwan Strait, and to seek peaceful cross-strait relations in line with the 1992 Consensus—whereby each side acknowledges the existence of "one China" but maintains its own interpretation of what that means. The two sides have signed 23 agreements, and the ministers in charge of cross-strait affairs from each side have met seven times, addressing each other using their official titles during the meetings. These developments show that the two sides have established a solid foundation for mutual trust.
President Ma also mentioned that on November 7 last year he met, in an atmosphere that met the prerequisite conditions of equality and dignity, with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore to exchange views on the need to "consolidate peace in the Taiwan Strait and maintain the status quo in cross-strait relations." The two sides confirmed their shared intent to continue, based on the 1992 Consensus, to work to maintain cross-strait peace and prosperity. This clearly shows, he said, that the Taiwan Strait has been transformed from a flashpoint of conflict into an avenue of peace.
【Source: Office of the President】