Date: November 11, 2015
Taiwan’s determination to achieve greater participation in regional economic integration will
be highlighted at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting, according to former Vice President Vincent C. Siew Nov. 11.
“I will take the opportunity to promote the government’s commitment in pursuing further trade liberalization so as to join multilateral trade blocs such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,” he said.
“Participation in these accords will ensure that Taiwan stays actively involved in the study and planning for the Free Trade Agreement of the Asia-Pacific,” he said, adding that Taiwan was invited to join a policy study group during last year’s APEC gathering in Beijing.
The former vice president, who is President Ma Ying-jeou’s special envoy for the Nov. 18-19 meeting in Manila, the Philippines, made the remarks during a news conference in Taipei City.
Also in attendance were Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia, Minister of Economic Affairs Deng Chen-chung, National Development Council Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruce Linghu. [FULL STORY]