民主進步黨主席暨總統參選人蔡英文今(22)日,由黨秘書長吳釗燮、國際部主任黃志芳陪同,出席29週年黨慶外交使節酒會、並發表外交政策。本次酒會共有64國、150位貴賓參與,其中包含36位駐台大使與代表、駐台外交官、各國商會代表及重要國內外貴賓,場面熱烈。

蔡英文主席致詞全文如下(英中對照):

Your excellencies, members of the diplomatic community, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

各位使節代表、各位貴賓、各位女士、各位先生:

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us at the DPP's 29th anniversary reception. I am thrilled to see so many familiar faces in the room, which serves as a good reminder of how hard our team is working, and the importance we attach to our international friends.

午安,感謝各位今天蒞臨參加民進黨創黨二十九週年黨慶酒會。看到這裡許多熟識的臉孔,讓我十分感動。這也代表了我們團隊的辛勤努力,以及我們對各位國際友人的重視。

Let me also extend a warm welcome to the new heads of mission that have joined us in the past year.

且讓我誠摯歡迎,過去一年剛來到台灣的新任使節與代表們。

As chairperson of the DPP, it is my pleasure to welcome all of you to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the DPP's founding. This year's celebration arrives at a time of great significance for Taiwan.

身為民進黨主席,我很榮幸能歡迎各位一起來慶祝民進黨創黨二十九週年。今年的慶祝活動,恰好在一個台灣十分重要的時刻舉行。

DPP's Vision for Taiwan民進黨對台灣的願景

In less than four months' time, the people of Taiwan will be choosing a new leader and a new way forward for this country.

再過不到四個月,台灣人民將選出一位新的領導人,並選擇國家向前邁進的新路徑。

This leader will be facing a multitude of great challenges: from revitalizing the economy, regaining the public's trust in government, to ensuring that Taiwan remains strong and secure in a region with growing uncertainties.

這位領導人將面對許多艱困的挑戰,從重振經濟、恢復民眾對政府的信心,到確保台灣能在這個日益不穩定的區域中,保持強健與安全。

But with these trials, I'm reminded of an image that hangs near the entrance to the DPP party headquarters. A picture of 18 courageous men and women that established the DPP and charted the course for democracy for Taiwan.

但這些挑戰,不禁讓我想起高掛在我們黨中央入口的一張照片:那是十八位勇敢的創黨黨員,為台灣譜出民主的前程。

Despite the threats to their lives and imprisonment, their vision for Taiwan is a country based on freedom, dignity, and the right to determine their own future.

即使他們受到人身安全及被監禁的威脅,他們對於台灣的願景,是一個擁有自由、尊嚴而且有權利決定未來命運的國家。

The same spirit and resolve we saw 29 years ago carries over today. They remind us that we can – and we will – overcome the challenges. They inspire us to continue charting a better course forward for Taiwan.

二十九年前我們所目睹的精神與堅持,一直延續至今日。這些前輩提醒我們,我們有能力克服,也一定會克服,眼前的挑戰。他們啟發後人,讓我們繼續為台灣開創更美好的前程。

Ladies and gentlemen, Taiwan's position in the world is premised on keeping our international relations strong and vibrant. This is the foundation of what keeps Taiwan secure; and vital to our efforts to diversify our economy.

各位女士先生,台灣在世界上的定位,必須以堅強而活躍的國際關係作為前提。這是確保台灣安全的基礎;對於我們推動台灣貿易多元化,也至關重要。

Therefore, the key message I bring this afternoon is to say how much the DPP values the friendships and partnerships of each and every one of the countries represented here.

因此,今天下午我帶給大家最關鍵的訊息,是要向在場各位所代表的每一個國家說,民進黨有多麼重視我們彼此的友誼與夥伴關係。

Some of us may share different interests – and some of our perspectives on certain issues may differ. But fundamentally, I believe that we are all working towards a common goal: peace, stability, and prosperity. This forms the basis of the DPP's foreign policy agenda.

我們之中,或許有些國家的國家利益不盡相同,大家對某些議題的觀點或許有所不同。但在根本上,我相信各國都是為了一個共同的目標努力:和平、穩定與繁榮。這就是民進黨外交政策的基礎。

Regional Efforts and International Participation區域實踐及國際參與

On this agenda, sustaining peaceful international relations is a responsibility shared by all members of the global community. The DPP intends to fulfill our share of this duty in building a steady and consistent regional and international environment.

首先,維持和平的國際關係是全球社會中,每一個國家必須共同承擔的責任。民進黨願意分擔這個責任,以建構一個穩定、持續性的區域及國際環境。

This is essential for Taiwan as we tackle difficult economic and social reforms at home.

在台灣國內正面臨艱鉅的經濟及社會改革的時刻,穩定的國際環境不可或缺。

One of our foremost priorities is to foster regional cooperation by participating in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, disease prevention, and climate change mitigation efforts.

我們優先重視的工作,希望透過推動人道援助、災害救援、疾病防治、減緩氣候變遷等實質計畫,促進亞太區域的國際合作。

As we closely monitor international events, including the Syrian refugee crisis, we believe there is a clear need to establish a domestic legal mechanism that will enable Taiwan to join international efforts to assist refugees.

我們密切留意國際事件,包括近期的敘利亞難民危機。我們相信有必要建立一個國內法律機制,使台灣能參與國際社會協助難民的援助計畫。

Furthermore, we plan to expand operations at our rescue training center in central Taiwan, where we will share Taiwan's valuable experiences in responding to natural disasters at a regional level.

另外,我們也計畫擴大台灣中部災害防救訓練中心的運作規模,分享台灣應對天然災害的寶貴經驗與努力。

We will also actively work to reduce tensions in regional flashpoints, such as the South China Sea, where confrontation is threatening to roll-back decades of peaceful relations in the region.

我們也將致力於減緩區域衝突的緊張關係。以南海爭議為例,該地區高張的衝突,正威脅數十年來的和平關係。

While being mindful of our strategic interests in the area, we are ready to engage in dialogue with different parties with the purpose of finding a diplomatic solution.

我們將審慎關注台灣在該地區的戰略利益。同時,我們也期待與不同的關係國進行對話,以外交方式化解衝突。

To achieve this, a future DPP administration will be committed to following both international law, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and respecting the freedom of navigation. We also see great potential for Taiwan to play a more valuable role globally.

為達到這個目標,未來民進黨政府將致力於遵守國際法及聯合國海洋法公約,並且尊重航行自由。我們也看見台灣擁有巨大的潛力,可以在全球扮演更有價值的角色。

One of Taiwan's most valuable assets is our vibrant civil society. The DPP has a long history of working with civil and social groups. We will continue to expand our work together to enhance Taiwan's international cooperation.

民進黨長期以來與公民團體及社會團體保持互動關係。我們將繼續拓展雙方的互動,共同強化台灣的國際合作。

Long-term partnerships with NGOs – from both Taiwan and abroad – will form the backbone for a pragmatic approach towards our global outreach. Through NGOs, we will seek to open up new venues that will enable Taiwan to make meaningful contributions abroad.

同時,在我們務實拓展國際關係的作為中,政府與國內外非政府組織所締結的長期夥伴關係,將扮演核心的角色。我們將透過非政府組織,尋求開拓更多新興領域,讓台灣在世界各地作出更有意義的貢獻。

As an example of this, we intend to establish an international center for NGOs to ensure Taiwan becomes a regional leader in supporting the valuable work conducted by these organizations.

未來,我們希望建置一個非政府組織的國際中心,讓台灣成為亞太地區支援非政府組織的領航者,支持這些團體進行有價值的工作。

We believe that these efforts provide us with a stronger foundation, as we seek to participate in key international organizations, such as the WHA, ICAO, and Interpol.

我們相信這些努力,將為台灣的國際參與,提供一個更穩固的基礎。在未來,我們也會努力參與重要的國際組織,例如世界衛生大會,國際民航組織,及國際刑警組織等組織。

To achieve this objective, we will also seek support from the international community in the years ahead.

為了要達成這個目標,我們將在接下來這幾年,積極尋求國際社會的支持。

Building Stronger International Partnerships打造更強健的國際夥伴關係

Second, we are devoted to building sustainable relationships with our friends from around the world.

第二,我們致力於和來自全世界各地的友邦,營造永續的關係。

As we look towards the future, we will identify and recalibrate our relations based on our shared interests and responsibilities. This will be the foundation on which we will expand both dialogue and cooperation.

當我們著眼未來,將以彼此共享的利益和共同承擔的責任作為基礎,調整我們的對外關係。這將成為台灣開展全球交流與合作的根基。

One of our priorities is to strengthen our partnerships with the United States, Japan, and other like-minded democracies from around the world.

我們重視的領域之一,就是與美國、日本等理念相近的民主國家,強化彼此的夥伴關係。

It is in our national interest to have strong and healthy relationships here by expanding our economic and cultural ties, and engage in dialogue on regional security and economic integration, such as joining the TPP.

與這些國家建立堅強的經貿關係,符合台灣的國家利益。我們將拓展雙邊的經濟與文化連結,並就區域安全和經濟整合進行實質對話,包括爭取加入TPP。

Mutual trust, respect, and communication will form the three pillars of these relationships.

互信、尊重與溝通,將是維繫這些關係的重要支柱。

Equally as important is to reinforce our relations with our diplomatic allies.

同樣重要的,是鞏固我們與邦交國的關係。

I was pleased to host a dinner attended by many ambassadors of our diplomatic allies earlier this year. As I mentioned there, if elected next year, my administration will work even harder to strengthen bilateral ties on the basis of building long-term, sustainable partnerships.

今年初,我很榮幸有機會款宴許多邦交國的大使。就如同我當時所說的,若明年獲得執政,我們將更努力強化與邦交國的雙邊關係,並以營造長期、永續的夥伴關係作為基礎。

The future DPP administration will engage actively with our diplomatic allies to identify new opportunities centered on education, culture, investment, and economic collaboration.

未來,民進黨政府將積極與邦交國互動,共同尋找以教育、文化、投資和經濟為重心的合作契機。

Europe is another region in which we see great opportunity. We will seek to strengthen our exchanges in fields such as innovation, high tech, green energy, as well as youth and NGO engagements.

歐洲是另一個讓我們看見許多合作機會的地區。我們將尋求在創新、高科技、綠能、以及青年與非政府組織互動等領域,強化彼此的交流。

European efforts in building new energy and certain competitive agricultural sectors also hold important examples for Taiwan as we deal with our own economic challenges.

在台灣面臨重大經濟挑戰的時刻,歐洲推動新能源及部分具有競爭力的農產業,將成為我們的重要參考案例。

I look forward to a strong economic engagement with our European friends that can leverage and expand our cooperation in these areas.

我期待提升台灣與歐洲國家的多邊經貿交流,以充分利用和拓展我們在這些領域的合作。

Another one of our international priorities is to build up our relations with our neighbors in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. I am pleased to announce that a future DPP administration will pursue a 'New Southbound Policy' in the years ahead.

另外一個我們重視的國際議題,是深化與東南亞及印度的關係。我很高興在此宣佈,民進黨政府將在未來推動「新南向政策」。

In the past, our 'Southbound Policy' was based on directing Taiwanese investment into Southeast Asian countries.

過去,台灣的「南進政策」主要是引導台灣企業增加在東南亞國家的投資。

Looking forward, trade and investment will form just one component of a diverse and multifaceted partnership, based on the strong people-to-people, cultural, educational and research linkages we have.

當我們著眼未來,貿易與投資僅僅會扮演其中一個合作面向。我們多元、多面向的夥伴關係,亦將建立於雙方的民間交流、文化、教育研究等多方面的連結。

ASEAN and India are poised to become two of the world's largest economic bodies. Strengthening our overall relations is a natural choice for Taiwan as we diversify our economic and trade ties.

東協和印度即將成為世界上強大的經濟體。在台灣希望推動貿易多元化的同時,強化對東協和印度的整體關係,是我們理所當然的選擇。

In the future, we will form a new task force to actively pursue this policy objective.

未來,我們將成立一個專案小組,積極執行這個政策目標。

New Innovative Approaches to Foreign Affairs 對外事務的創新思維

And finally, we will adopt a more innovative approach to how we conduct diplomacy. This will include new opportunities for local government, civil society, young people, and the private sector to all play a part in enhancing our international relations.

最後,我們的外交事務將採取更具創新的新思維。這包括為地方政府、公民社會、年輕人與企業創造更多新的契機,共同強化台灣的國際關係。

Over the past three months, we've started a series of meetings with DPP municipal governments to discuss ways to strengthen city-to-city diplomacy. In the future, a DPP administration will establish a platform to help build and coordinate global ties for all municipalities across Taiwan.

過去三個月來,我們已經建立一個民進黨執政地方政府的對話平台,討論增強城市外交的方法。未來,民進黨政府拓展這個平台,幫助全台灣的地方政府,營造與協調全球性的連結。

Furthermore, the DPP has always prided itself as being a party that better understands the concerns of today's youth. Under a future DPP administration, we will strive to provide youths with more opportunities to engage in meaningful projects abroad.

再者,民進黨向來是一個比較了解年輕人想法的政黨,並以此為榮。未來的民進黨政府,將會努力提供青年朋友更多機會,在海外實踐有意義的計畫。

In the coming years, our foreign policy will also play a more complementary role in developing our economy.

另外,在未來,我們的外交政策會在經濟發展中,扮演更重要的輔助角色。

As a country reliant on international trade, Taiwan has a long-tradition of businesses willing to explore opportunities abroad. Our foreign affairs institutions will have to play a more prominent part in coordinating and facilitating these efforts.

作為一個依賴國際貿易生存的國家,台灣的企業擁有優良的傳統,一向積極開拓海外的契機。我們的外交機構必須扮演更重要的角色,協調並創造這些機會。

With this in mind, we will establish new benchmarks in how the effectiveness of our oversea missions will be measured: in terms of promoting bilateral trade and investment, as well as productive exchanges between our industries, talent, and innovation sectors.

在這個理念之下,我們會制定新的指標來衡量駐外單位的成效:我們將以推廣雙邊貿易與投資作為目標,並鼓勵產業、人才、和創新部門豐碩的國際交流。

These new initiatives will help rebrand and reshape our international image as a country that can play a positive and dynamic role in the 21st century. They will form an important part of our efforts to build confidence and earn respect from the international community.

這些新作為將為台灣打造新的國家品牌,並重塑我們的國際形象,成為一個在二十一世紀扮演正面與活耀角色的國家;讓我們建立信任、並贏得國際社會的尊敬。

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is our pledge that Taiwan's foreign policy will be stable, consistent and forward looking. We will make ourselves a responsible and indispensable partner in the international community.

各位先生女士,我們承諾,台灣的外交政策將符合穩定、持續性和前瞻性的原則。我們致力成為國際社會中,負責任而不可或缺的合作夥伴。

We will endeavor to build better and more engaging partnerships with our friends from around the world.

我們會努力與世界各地的友邦打造更優良、密切的夥伴關係。

I am confident that our new diplomatic initiatives will be supported by bringing together with global society our municipal governments, civil society, the private sector, and the younger generation.

我有信心,我們的外交新作為更會贏得大家的支持,並將地方政府、公民社會、企業還有青年世代,與國際社會結合在一起。

Our agenda represent the commitment that our future foreign policy will fulfill the high expectations the international community has for a future DPP administration.

我們有決心,未來的外交政策,一定會符合國際社會對未來民進黨政府的高度期望。

Thank you for coming today to our 29th birthday.

謝謝各位今天來一起慶祝民進黨的29週年黨慶。