China News Service, Brussels, February 11th, local time, February 11th, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-Chairman of the European Commission Catherine · Ashton issued a statement through his spokesperson, positively evaluating the meeting in Nanjing “Zhang Wanghui”.
Ashton pointed out in the statement that she expressed her warm welcome to the person in charge of cross-strait affairs in Nanjing. Nanjing “Zhang Wanghui” shows that since the cross-strait relations process since 2008, mutual trust has reached a certain level, and personnel exchanges, practical cooperation and economic exchanges have become more frequent.
Ashton looks forward to continued active action on both sides of the strait to further develop cross-strait relations in a peaceful manner.
On the afternoon of February 11, Beijing time, Zhang Zhijun, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, and Wang Yuqi, head of the Taiwanese mainland committee, met in Nanjing. This is the first formal meeting and exchange of views between the heads of the cross-strait affairs departments of the mainland and Taiwan.
The European media gave high attention to Nanjing “ Zhang Wanghui. The European mainstream media websites such as the BBC, Radio France International, and the Financial Times have all reported on Nanjing “Zhang Wanghui” in the first place. Most European media pointed out that this time Nanjing “Zhang Wanghui” has important historical significance.
Responsible Editor: Ge Peng