James Soong named as Taiwan's APEC envoy
Organization: Department of International Cooperation Publish Date: 2016-10-12 17:09
Source: China Post (10/06/2016), Focus Taiwan (10/05/2016)
People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong has been appointed to represent President Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan's special envoy to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru this November, the Presidential Office announced on Oct. 5, 2016.
Citing Soong's extensive political experience and diplomatic background, Presidential Office Spokesman Alex Huang said Soong was familiar with current political and economic developments and well-versed in international relations and domestic politics.
"He will accurately convey to the international community our all-encompassing development while enhancing our influence in APEC and its interaction with other parties", Huang stated.
Soong said his appointment as Taiwan's APEC envoy is a "great responsibility", as well as an indication of goodwill on the part of the Tsai administration. The head of the People First Party added that he intends to present Taiwan's wish for world peace at the upcoming summit.