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​Taiwanese delegation arrives in Da Nang for APEC

Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 11:17 GMT+7

A delegation from Taiwan has arrived in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang to attend the ongoing 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit week.

A private jet carrying James Soong, the founder and chair of Taiwan’s People First Party, landed at Da Nang International Airport at 1:40 pm on Tuesday.

Soong was welcomed by Vu Tien Loc, chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and received a guard of honor.

The representative and his Taiwanese delegation are scheduled to participate in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week being held in the central Vietnamese city.

This is the second time Soong has led a delegation from Taiwan to attend an APEC summit week, following last year’s event in Peru.

James Soong walks among the guard of honor after arriving at Da Nang International Airport. Photo: Tuoi Tre
James Soong walks among the guard of honor after arriving at Da Nang International Airport. Photo: Tuoi Tre

APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989 and comprised of 21 member economies, including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam, among others.

The Economic Leaders’ Week, the culmination of Vietnam’s year-long hosting of APEC meetings, runs from November 6 to 11 in Da Nang

It is expected to be attended by world leaders including United States President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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