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Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou meets ARATS chief

Source: Xinhua | 11-06-2008 13:51

Special Report:   ARATS Chief visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou met with chief of mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) Chen Yunlin in Taipei at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou (R) meets with chief of mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chen Yunlin in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province, Nov. 6, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou (R) meets with chief of mainland's 
Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) 
Chen Yunlin in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province, Nov. 
6, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

Ma and Chen exchanged gifts at the meeting in a hotel. Chen presented Ma a painting of a horse. Ma's surname means horse in Chinese language.

Ma gave Chen a fine porcelain.

The meeting lasted only five minutes, at which officials of ARATS' Taiwan counterpart, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), were also present.

Chen is in Taiwan for a historic five-day visit at the invitation of SEF.