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KMT replies to CPC, Hu Jintao's congratulatory message with thanks

  BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- The Central Committee of the Kuomintang (KMT) party in

  Taiwan

  sent a message to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its General Secretary Hu Jintao Friday, expressing thanks for their congratulatory message on the opening of the KMT's 17th party congress.

  The message says, "We received a congratulatory message from you on the opening day of the KMT's 17th party congress. All delegates to the congress, the KMT Central Committee and KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou all express our thanks to you."

  "The congress has unanimously approved the inclusion of the "common aspiration and prospects for cross-Straits peace and development", reached between our two parties on April 29, in the policy platform of our party to make them the basis and objectives of the KMT's policies on relations across the Taiwan Strait," notes the message.

  "In so doing, we hope to go on advancing and bringing about stability in cross-Strait situation, promote the growth of cross-Strait relations and jointly work for the future of the Chinese nation," the message says.

  The CPC Central Committee sent a message to the KMT Central Committee and KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou on Aug. 19 conveying its congratulations on the convocation of the KMT's 17th party congress. Enditem