Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung ended his six-day visit in the Chinese mainland and left Shanghai for Taiwan on Saturday morning.
Shanghai was Wu's third stop after Nanjing and Beijing.
"It was a smooth and happy visit," said Wu.
"We're glad to see the early resumption of talks between the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait and the Taiwan-based Strait Exchange Foundation," he said.
The promotion of peace and development across the Taiwan Strait is the common historical responsibility of both sides, said Chen Yunlin, director of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, at a farewell ceremony.
"Let's meet in the Beijing Olympics two months later. I believe the Beijing Olympics will definitely be the most successful one," said Wu Poh-hsiung.
(Xinhua News Agency May 31, 2008)