By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
David Tawei Lee, Taiwan’s representative in Australia and former envoy to the United States,
was said to be appointed the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, according to media reports.
Current Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Lin, was quoted as saying in the report Saturday that Lee was suitable for the position due to his rich experience in the field, and his ability has gained high recognition among his colleagues.
Lin added that Lee is one of the most senior officials in the ministry, who had in the past served multiple positions, including Deputy-minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan’s representative in the United States, Taiwan’s representative in Canada, Chairman of Coordination Council for North American Affairs / Headquarters for Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. (TECRO), and his current position as Taiwan’s representative in Australia. Lee’s well-rounded resume makes him the right person for the job, Lin said.
Lee has served under several Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administrations, whose experience was said to be in accordance with President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s foreign policy direction of “regional efforts and international participation.” [FULL STORY]