By: Hsieh Chia-chen, S.C. Chang, Central News Agency
Former Vice President Vincent Siew will represent President Ma Ying-jeou at the Asian
Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Manila next month, the Presidential Office announced Wednesday.
Siew, who was a senior economics and trade official, has attended six APEC annual meetings, either as a government minister or as an envoy of Taiwan’s president, and has built good connections with most of the APEC leaders, the Presidential Office said.
It said Siew has solid experience in explaining Taiwan’s trade and economic development to other APEC delegates and has made a great contribution to promoting trade and economic cooperation with APEC members. One of the themes at this year’s APEC meeting Nov. 18-19 in the Philippines will be “enhancing the regional economic integration agenda.”
The Taiwan delegation will seek opportunities to advance its agenda to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). [FULL STORY]