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New APLFD chair Tseng Yung-chuan of Taiwan calls for global unity

2018/12/11 21:34:52

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 11 (CNA) Cooperation is the key to opening the door to prosperity and ensuring a safer, progressive and more democratic world, according to Taiwanese Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權), who was appointed last Saturday as the new chairman of the Asian Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy (APLFD) in Malaysia.

Tseng, who is currently president of the Taipei-based non-governmental organization World League for Freedom and Democracy (WLFD), was in Kuala Lumpur for the 2018 Asia Pacific Round Table conference that was jointly organized by the WLFD and APLFD from Dec. 8-10.

APLFD was founded in 1954 in Chinhae, South Korea, with the support of the governments of the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan.

It is a non-profit international organization that facilitates exchanges among Asians in the interest of peace and prosperity in the region.

At its annual conference last Saturday, Tseng said the world is rapidly changing and that everyone should try to put aside their prejudices and differences and work together to ensure a more progressive society and democratic world.

The three-day event was hosted jointly by Tseng and Hasan Bin Malek, former Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism of Malaysia.

It was attended by 35 people from 15 countries, namely Australia, Fiji, Guam, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palau, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Asia Pacific round table conference has been held every year since 2003, with the first one taking place in Seattle in the United States.

(By Kuay Chau-churh and Ko Lin)