At Thursday's Cabinet meeting, Premier Chen Chien-jen received a briefing from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Development Council on Taiwan's participation in the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. The premier said that this year's APEC economic leaders' and ministerial meetings saw fruitful results and the premier extended his special thanks to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. founder Morris Chang for representing Taiwan at APEC for a seventh year. The premier congratulated Mr. Chang for fully discharging the tasks assigned to him and for accurately conveying the government's positions at the meeting.
The premier emphasized that at this year's APEC meetings, Taiwan clearly conveyed to the international community four key messages: that Taiwan will endeavor to facilitate prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, that it will work with other countries on promoting green energy transition and on building more resilient supply chains, and that it will contribute more to reducing the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region.
Furthermore, regarding the three policy priorities of this year's APEC meetings—"Interconnected. Innovative. Inclusive."—Taiwan will continue to share its own experiences in order to contribute to regional and global development.
Premier Chen directed all ministries and agencies to continue harnessing the APEC framework to advance bilateral cooperation with other nations, and to proactively develop and propose plans relevant to APEC 2024's theme: "Empower. Include. Grow." Building upon the solid foundation laid at this year's meeting, Taiwan will continue striving to strengthen opportunities for interaction with other economies and expand possibilities for cooperation in every field.