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Taiwan's vice minister talks infrastructure investments with US Treasury official

Latin America, Southeast Asia to be main beneficiaries of joint projects: MOEA

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MOEA Vice Minister Chen Chern-chyi (top left) and US Assistant Treasury Secretary Mitchell Silk (bottom right) (Facebook, MOEA photo) 

MOEA Vice Minister Chen Chern-chyi (top left) and US Assistant Treasury Secretary Mitchell Silk (bottom right) (Facebook, MOEA photo) 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of the “Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue” with the United States, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Vice Minister Chen Chern-chyi (陳正祺) will hold a video conference with Mitchell Silk, the assistant secretary for international markets at the U.S. Treasury Department, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 18).

The main event on Chen’s itinerary is scheduled for Friday (Nov. 20) and will feature talks with Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, who visited Taiwan in September.

However, upon his arrival in Washington, D.C., the first point on his agenda is to discuss investments in basic infrastructure in other countries with Silk, who studied Mandarin in Taiwan and has authored several books on Chinese trade practices, CNA reported.

Latin America and Southeast Asia will be the prime destinations for joint investment projects, based on an agreement signed in September, according to the MOEA.

Chen and Krach will hold five sessions to discuss topics including supply chains, clean 5G, women’s rights, and healthcare cooperation. They will sign a memorandum of understanding to crown their work.


Updated : 2021-01-26 13:30 GMT+08:00