The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee General Secretary Hu Jintao (R) meets with Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)
Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met here Saturday with Lien Chan, honorary chairman of Kuomintang (KMT), and both pledged efforts to further the stable development of cross-strait relations.
Relations across the Taiwan strait maintained a sound momentum of peaceful development since the beginning of this year, and exchanges and cooperation between the two sides constantly expanded, said Hu.
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) marked another important achievement of the development of relations across the strait, said Hu, who is here for the 18th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Both sides need to value the achievements, further consolidate the foundation of their links and keep on the right track in order to push forward continued and stable development of relations across the strait, Hu said.
Efforts to deepen economic cooperation and cultural exchanges across the strait is part of a new five-year development plan adopted recently by a CPC plenary session, Hu said.
He expressed his belief that the social and economic progress in the Chinese mainland and development of the cross-strait ties will create more opportunities for their exchange and bring more benefits to people at both sides of the Taiwan strait.【1】 【2】