On the 10th it was made clear that Li Jiajin, the Chairman of the "East Asia Relations Association" of
Taiwan which was an
agency to contact Japan, had met Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga in the Prime Minister's
official residence on the 8th of this month (August) during a visit to .
According to Mr. Li, this was the first time that top personnel of the association, established in 1972 when
At the meeting for a few minutes the "gratitude to Prime Minister Abe" etc. was conveyed via the Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga regarding the conclusion of an agreement in April this year during the Japanese Taiwan fishery negotiations which involved the operation rules in ocean area surrounding Okinawa and the
Mr. Li, who was closely connected to President Ma Ying-jeou, was inaugurated as the association’s president in May this year. This month for the first time he visited Japan during 4th to 9th after his assumption of office, and it was said that he also met with the Liberal Democratic Party youth bureau chief, Koizumi Shinjirou during this period.
It seems that
is trying to strengthen its ties with . Taiwan