Min­istry re­veals reshuf­fle of en­voys to var­i­ous coun­tries

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan has named new rep­re­sen­ta­tives to France, Thai­land, Poland, the Czech Repub­lic and the Nether­lands, amid a for­eign af­fairs per­son­nel reshuf­fle. As Michel Ching-long Lu ( ) , Tai­wan’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to France, will soon re­tire, his post will be filled by Zhang Mingzhong ( ), the in­cum­bent direc­tor- gen­eral of the min­istry’s Depart­ment of Euro­pean Af­fairs.

Zhang, a sea­soned diplo­mat, has served as Tai­wan’s am­bas­sador to Burk­ina Faso and as deputy rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the Taipei Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Of­fice in the Euro­pean Union and Bel­gium. His other over­seas posts in French-speak­ing coun­tries in­clude stints in France and Haiti.

Anna Kao ( ), spokes­woman for the min­istry, will suc­ceed Zhang as head of the Depart­ment of Euro­pean Af­fairs. Kao has served as direc­tor- gen­eral of the Taipei Eco­nomic and Cul­tural Of­fice in At­lanta and has worked at the min­istry’s de­part- ments of Euro­pean and North Amer­i­can af­fairs. Mean­while, Kelly Hsieh (

), direc­tor- gen­eral of the Depart­ment for North Amer­i­can Af­fairs, will suc­ceed Henry Chen ( ) as Tai­wan’s top en­voy to Thai­land, the min­istry said. Chen has been named as Tai­wan’s new rep­re­sen­ta­tive to Poland.

Hsueh Mei- yu( ), Tai­wan’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Czech Repub­lic, will take over as head of the Depart­ment for North Amer­i­can Af­fairs. Her va­cated post will be filled by Lu Xiao-rong ( ), whose most re­cent post was deputy sc­re­tary­gen­eral of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil.

Tom Chou ( ) , di­rec­tor­gen­eral of the min­istry’s Depart­ment of In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tions, has been ap­pointed as Tai­wan’s new rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Nether­lands, suc­ceed­ing James Lee ( ) , who has been named as Tai­wan’s deputy rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United States.

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