'Wang-Koo meeting' anniversary marked in Taipei
Updated: 2013-04-29 01:22
Wu Po-hsiung, the honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), said the hard-earned "cross-Strait dividends" should be treasured and mainland-Taiwan relations should never be reversed.
Wu said Taiwan should make rational considerations and build a consensus.
"How cross-Strait relations evolve is crucial to the people of both sides, especially Taiwanese people and their descendants," said Wu.
Former deputy leader of Taiwan Vincent Siew also praised the historic nature of the meeting.
He said the two sides should plan for the consolidation of the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait.
Liu Chao-shiuan, former head of Taiwan's executive body, delivered a speech at the symposium.
Dozens of academics and officials from the mainland and Taiwan, including SEF Chairman Lin Join-sane and his predecessor Chiang Pin-kung, gathered at the event and raised suggestions for the future development of cross-Strait relations.
Lin Join-sane said the mainland and Taiwan should continue to push for the peaceful, stable and prosperous development of cross-Strait relations.
Lin said cross-Strait relations have made significant progress in multiple areas.
He noted that negotiations on cross-Strait service trade have ended, while those concerning the trade of goods are in progress.
The SEF will hold a high-level ceremony on April 29 to commemorate the meeting.