By: Tang Pei-chun and Romulo Huang, Central News Agency
Taipei, Aug. 20 (CNA) Taiwan’s representative to Canada, Bruce Jung-da Linghu (????), was named Thursday vice foreign minister to replace Andrew Kao who was transferred in July to serve as deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council. Foreign Minister David Lin said that Linghu is an adequate official to take over the post of vice foreign minister, based on his rich diplomatic experience, specially in North American and Asia-Pacific affairs.
During his long diplomatic career, Linghu has served as director-general of the Department of North American Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Taiwan’s ambassador to the Marshall Islands and director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles and in Auckland. He assumed his current post in Canada last year.