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Hochen Tan set to attend APEC meeting in Peru

TAIWANESE DELEGATION:Tourism Bureau Director- General David Hsieh and six other officials are likely to accompany the future transport minister to Peru

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Incoming minister of transportation and communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) is to attend the APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting in Peru if he receives permission from premier-designate Lin Chuan (林全).

If Hochen is given leave of absence to attend the meeting, which is held every two years, on May 28 and May 29, he would be the second Cabinet member to attend a major international meeting after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration takes office following the May 20 handover.

Minister of Health and Welfare-designate Lin Tzou-yien (林奏延) is scheduled to attend the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 23 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Hochen said that he would brief the delegates at the meeting on the status of Taiwan’s tourism industry and its development strategies.

The Taiwanese delegation would also include Tourism Bureau Director-General David Hsieh (謝謂君) and six other representatives. They are scheduled to leave for the meeting on May 26 and return late on May 31.

Lin, along with the other members of the Cabinet, is to brief lawmakers at the Legislative Yuan on the policy plans of the incoming DPP administration. Following the presentation, a question-and-answer session is to be held.

If Chen attends the APEC meeting, he would need to be excused from the briefing.

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