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Central News Agency

2005-06-17 18:50:14

    Taipei, June 17 (CNA) President Chen Shui-bian will issue a national security report this summer following the lead of the heads of state of the United States and other advanced countries, National Security Council Secretary-General Chiou I-jen said Friday.

    Chiou said it is the responsibility of the administration to tell the people the threats facing the nation from within and outside the country, the core values of the country's security, the state of the national security and the priority of national security issues.

    The national security report, which will be the first in the country's history, will cover the five sections of finance, defense, ties with China, diplomacy and land conservation, Chiou said.

    The report will provide feasible guidelines for national policy in the next two to four years but it will not encroach on the authority of the Executive Yuan by dictating any specific measures, the president's chief security aide said.

    Chen huddled with his senior security aides earlier Friday to discuss a preliminary report about the nation's finance, Chiou said.

    As an advisory group to the president, Chiou said, the National Security Council's opinion will not automatically be translated into policy unless it is approved by the president, and therefore there is no conflict between it and the Executive Yuan.

(By Maubo Chang)


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