Vietnamese minister in talks with Taipei officials

05/26/2014 01:44 PM

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Vietnam's Trade and Industry Minister Vu Huy Hoang met with Taiwan's Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch in Taipei Monday following anti-Chinese riots earlier this month that left many Taiwanese investors in Vietnam wondering whether to pull out.

Vu led a delegation of more than 20 officials to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) for talks, an official said.

The ministry is expected to brief reporters on the talks later in the day.

After more than 100 Taiwanese factories were ransacked or set on fire during the riots on May 13-14, Taipei demanded that Vietnam offer compensation to the companies for the losses they sustained.

It also requested that the two countries update an investment protection agreement signed in 1993 to offer better protection to Taiwanese interests in the Southeast Asian country.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Jay Chen)


Update:●May 26: Vietnamese minister conciliatory in Taipei meeting: official

Related stories:●May 24: Vietnam assessing compensation for Taiwanese companies: official●May 21: Taiwan, Vietnam discussing losses incurred during rioting

(Click here for developments related to the anti-China protest-turned-riot in Vietnam.)

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