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Taiwan's ministers to attend APEC meetings in Russia

2012/06/12 14:49:21

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan's ministers will attend a series of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministerial level meetings in Russia this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

The ministers will share their views on energy security, women's business opportunities and health financing with their counterparts in St. Petersburg, said Lily Hsu, head of the ministry's Department of International Organizations, at a routine press conference.

Vice Economics Minister Woody Duh will join other energy and mining ministers in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss the challenges and sustainable development of both sectors June 24-28, she said.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta will deliver a speech on approaches to reducing the economic burden of diseases on June 27, she added.

Labor Minister Wang Ju-hsuan will meet with senior officials and civic representatives at the Women and the Economy Forum, which is being held under the theme "Women and Innovative Economic Growth," she said.

Established in 1989, the APEC is a forum for 21 member economies to enhance regional integration, cooperation, trade and investment. Taiwan joined the APEC in 1991.

(By Nancy Liu)