MAC minister to speak at cross-strait relations symposium in U.S.

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong will visit the United States July 16-23 and speak at a cross-Taiwan Strait relations symposium in Washington, D.C., according to a press release issued by the council Tuesday.The Opportunities and Challenges of Cross-Strait Relations symposium will be held July 18, jointly hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the press release said.The symposium will discuss issues related to the internal situation of China, U.S.-China-Taiwan relations and cross-strait relations, the MAC pointed out.During his visit, Chen will also meet with U.S. officials and think tanks to exchange views on cross-strait relations and seek support for the government's cross-strait policies.