Fri, Mar 01, 2002 - Page 17 News List

Deputies for WTO delegation named ahead of departure


John Deng (鄧振中), vice chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council and Stanley Kao (高碩泰), director-general of North American Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were named deputy representatives to Taiwan's WTO delegation, Chinese-language media reported yesterday.

Deng and Kao will round out Taiwan's WTO team in Geneva with former Minister of Finance Yen Ching-chang (顏慶章) at the helm.

Deng, 50, has been involved in Taiwan's effort to join the WTO for some 10 years.

During his public service career over the last decade, Deng has held various diplomatic, economic and trade positions.

Kao, 49, a veteran foreign affairs official, previously fronted the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta.

He also currently serves as an interpreter for President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁).

President Chen officially named Yen as the nation's chief representative to the WTO in early February.

Yen, along with the rest of the WTO team, are expected to assume their posts in Geneva later this month.

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