President Ma praises peacemaker role of the Republic of China (Taiwan) President Ma Ying-jeou had said that Taiwan was in the role of peacemaker on the right track, to solve international disputes by peaceful means – based on dialog and accompanied with the applicable international law. Taking the Diaoyutai Islands as an example, as the Republic of China (Taiwan) according to President have always keep their sovereignty over the island group Ma. In the face of disputes has President MA on August 5, 2012 the peace initiative in the East China Sea proposed, stresses that, while sovereignty can not be divided, resources in any case can be shared. The initiative calls on all parties to use peaceful means to settle disputes and to reduce regional tensions. Taiwan and Japan have signed on 10 April 2013 a fisheries agreement laying down the fishing zones, which the Diaoyutai Islands and the surrounding waters within a 12-mile zone excludes. This agreement led to improved rights for fishermen and larger catches, without compromising Taiwan’s sovereignty.
On mainland China’s announcement a defence identification zone over the East China Sea the President said that Taiwan immediately made clear his position that this action did not affect Taiwan’s sovereignty over the Diaoyutai-Islands and all the parties involved sea should use the peace initiative for the East China as a framework for the settlement of disputes. President Ma said the Taiwanese air force patrols will continue as usual and the Government will also continue to expressed their firm stance on the issue. Beijing had failed to consult with Taiwan, before the proclamation of its ADIZ what is certainly not conducive to the positive development of relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Street. The President said that Taiwan will the civil aviation authorities of other Nations continue to about Flights of and foreign airlines on the Taipei flight information region know to ensure flight safety. (ca)