Tsai laments cancelation of APEC summit in Chile

CRUCIAL PLATFORM: President Tsai Ing-wen said that whether or not the summit is held, Taiwan would still enthusiastically participate on the international stage

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 01, 2019
By: Su Yung-yao, Lu Yi-hsuan and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer and CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday urged APEC members to collaborate on alternative ways of

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, yesterday meets with Brookings Institution senior research fellow Richard Bush at the Presidential Office in Taipei.
Photo: Taipei Times

presenting their year of hard work after the Chilean government on Wednesday announced that it was withdrawing as host of this month’s APEC summit.

Tsai expressed regret over the summit’s cancelation at a meeting with Brookings Institution senior research fellow Richard Bush at the Presidential Office in Taipei.

APEC is an important platform for dialogue on international economics and the “most important international organization” that Taiwan participates in, Tsai said, urging members to come together and adopt “remedial measures” so that they might still present their work from the past year.

Tsai said that she has instructed government agencies to continue multilateral, ministerial-level talks.    [FULL  STORY]

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