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ARATS and SEF to review enforcement of agreements

English.news.cn   2014-02-13 11:30:47

BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Two organizations entrusted respectively by the Chinese mainland and Taiwan to handle cross-Strait affairs have agreed to meet on February 20th in a mainland city to review the implementation of pacts signed between the two sides.

The mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) and Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation(SEF) will hold a two-day meeting in Changsha city, capital of Hunan Province, according to a statement released by the ARATS on Thursday.

The ARATS and SEF are non-governmental organizations founded in 1991 and 1990 respectively.

ARATS-SEF talks have speeded up since 2008 and produced a number of important agreements, including lifting the bans on direct shipping, air transport and postal services in 2008, and the long-awaited Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement in 2010.

The ARATS delegation will be headed by its executive vice president Zheng Lizhong, according to the statement.

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