Mon, May 24, 2004 - Page 3 News List

Chen promises to pursue framework for peace, stability

CNA , TAIPEI

President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said yesterday he will push for the establishment of a peaceful and stable framework for cross-strait relations and give the people of Taiwan a better and progressive democratic life.

The president made the comments in a congratulatory address to the Peace Forum International Conference, which was held in Taipei by the Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies (formerly the Chinese Eurasian Foundation) to discuss the prospects of Taipei-Washington-Beijing relations after the March 20 presidential election.

Chen's speech was read by Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, at the opening ceremony.

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