New Taiwan envoy to Vietnam assumes post


VIETNAM — Newly appointed Republic of China (R.O.C.) representative to Vietnam Huang Chih-peng was greeted by more than 30 office staffers and Taiwanese businesspeople on arrival at the airport in Hanoi to assume his post.

Huang, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, expressed his excitement by saying that it was his dream to live in Hanoi.

“I have read a lot of information about the country, and I am very much looking forward to working and learning from everyone, “ he said at the airport in front of his new colleagues.

Vietnam is one of the emerging markets that the government is focusing on to promote economic exchanges by providing assistance to Taiwanese companies there, Huang said.

Huang had served as director general of the Bureau of Foreign Trade since 2002 and helped negotiate the economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) that Taiwan signed with China in June.