STATEMENT ON ELECTION OF DR. TSAI ING-WEN AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF C

18.01.2016

STATEMENT ON ELECTION OF DR. TSAI ING-WEN AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN

The members of the European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group express their sincere congratulations to Dr. Tsai Ing-wen for her victory in the election as President of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The outcome of the election shows that Taiwan has become a mature and stable democracy which respects multiparty pluralist democracy.

We truly hope that the new government will continue the successful policy of President Ma of improving the cross-strait relations and in the South China Sea in order to bring peace, security to the benefit of the people on both sides of the strait.

The Taiwan-Friendship group of the European Parliament looks forward to continue its fruitful cooperation with the new DPP administration. We are ready to support Taiwan in its endeavour to face all the challenges that lie ahead and in further deepening the relations between the Republic of China on Taiwan and the European Union.