Strategic Push: Taiwan Aims to Solidify Its Position in APEC Amid Global Challenges

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen poses for a photo with Taiwan's APEC representative and TSMC founder Morris Chang at a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan November 10, 2023. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Taiwan Aims to Solidify Its Position in APEC

Taiwan Aims to Solidify Its Position in APEC
Taiwan Aims to Solidify Its Position in APEC

In a recent statement, Jonathan C.Y. Sun, Director of the Department of International Organizations, emphasized Taiwan’s commitment to enhance its engagement in the upcoming 2024 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. During a press conference, Sun conveyed Taiwan’s willingness to share valuable experiences and support other APEC members in capacity building through initiatives like donations, meeting organization, and project subsidy applications. Highlighting the significance of APEC in Taiwan’s international involvement, he noted that over 500 representatives from various government agencies attend an average of 150 meetings each year.

APEC 2024, hosted by Peru for the third time, will encompass nine specialized ministerial-level meetings, including discussions on finance, central banking, women and the economy, tourism, trade, energy, health, food security, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The overarching theme, “Empower. Include. Grow.,” underscores three key objectives: facilitating inclusive and interconnected growth through trade and investment, promoting the transition to a formal and global economy through innovation and digitalization, and fostering resilient development for sustainable growth. Taiwan looks forward to actively contributing to the achievement of these goals within the APEC framework.

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