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President Ma to meet China's Xi in Singapore Saturday

2015/11/03 23:42:23

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (file photos).

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou has been invited to make a visit to Singapore Saturday, where he will meet with China's President Xi Jinping who will be visiting the Southeast Asian country Nov. 6-7, senior government officials said Tuesday.

The officials said the two leaders will exchange views on consolidating cross-strait peace and maintaining the status quo. No agreement will be signed and no joint statement will be issued, thy added.

The Ma-Xi meeting will be a history-making event, as the top leaders of Taiwan and China have never met since the government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan in 1949.

(By Lee Shu-hua and S.C. Chang; click here for the updated story.)