Date: November 20, 2015
Taiwan’s participation in the just-concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
summit in Manila was a great success, with the member economy continuing to garner appreciation for its contributions to the organization, according to former Vice President Vincent C. Siew Nov. 19.
“Given the successful implementation of many APEC initiatives proposed by Taiwan, we should take an even more active role in regional economic integration,” Siew said at a news conference in Manila.
“APEC is the most important venue for Taiwan to express its commitment to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Cooperative Economic Partnership,” he said, adding that the two trade pacts are the cornerstones of the more ambitious Free Trade Agreement of the Asia-Pacific.
Serving as President Ma Ying-jeou’s special envoy to the summit for the third time, Siew said he took the opportunity to call on participating leaders to expand the role of small and medium enterprises in regional integration. [FULL STORY]