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Government reshuffle lineup announced

2018/02/23 16:03:41

Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇)

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Presidential Office Secretary-General Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is to replace David Lee (李大維) as foreign minister, while Lee will lead the National Security Council (NSC), government officials announced Friday.

The NSC position was vacated by Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發), who was tapped as defense minister, replacing Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), the officials said.

Meanwhile, Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月) will be replaced by Chen Ming-tung (陳明通), a former MAC chairman and a professor at the Graduate Institute of National Development of the National Taiwan University, according to Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).

Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) Minister Lee Hsiang-jow (李翔宙) is to be replaced by former chief of the general staff Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正), Hsu said.

Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) has been appointed to be minister of labor, succeeding Lin Mei-chu (林美珠) who tendered her resignation for health reason.

(By Shih Hsiu-chuan and Joseph Yeh)