TAIPEI - Taiwan' s legislative head Wang Jin-pyng on Wednesday expressed his expectation that Zhang Zhijun, mainland Taiwan affairs chief, will visit the island and communicate with local people at grassroots level.
"It' s a courtesy to exchange visits, and we are glad to have him come," Wang Jin-Pyng told Xinhua.
Zhang, director of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, is scheduled to meet his Taiwan counterpart Wang Yu-chi, director of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, and exchange views about cross-Straits relations this month.
In February, Wang Yu-chi visited the eastern mainland city of Nanjing, and invited Zhang to visit Taiwan.
Wang Jin-pyng said that "more communication with young people on the island would be nice as views from the younger generation will provide reference for relative policies for the mainland."
He added that Taiwanese people are hospitable to receive guests although different voices would be heard during Zhang' s visit.