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Singapore congratulates Tsai's victory in presidential election

2016/01/17 01:46:04

Tsai Ing-wen (left) and her campaign manager, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu.

Singapore, Jan. 17, (CNA) Singapore Saturday night congratulated Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her Democratic Progressive Party for winning Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections.

"We welcome the successful conclusion of the elections in Taiwan on 16 January 2016 and congratulate Dr Tsai Ing-wen and her party on the victory. As a longstanding friend, Singapore looks forward to maintaining our close relations and cooperation with Taiwan based on our consistent 'One China' policy, " a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore said.

"Singapore supports the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. We hope that both sides will build on the hard-earned achievements over the last few years, and continue to engage in dialogue and mutually-beneficial cooperation for the benefit of the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait," he added.

"These efforts will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the region which will be welcomed by all," the spokesman said.

(By Huang Tzu-chaing and Bear Lee; click here for the full coverage of the elections.)