Taiwan convenes meeting amid rising tensions in Korean Peninsula

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Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Taiwan's National Security Council (NSC) convened a meeting Friday to discuss the rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

The Presidential Office said NSC Secretary General Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) discussed the latest situation in the Korean Peninsula and the contingency measures Taiwan would take under various possible scenarios.

The discussions covered regional security, geopolitics, national security, finance and economy, overseas expatriates and tourism.

Wu asked related government agencies to keep tabs on the development and prepare a necessary contingency plan.

Those who attended the 80-minute meeting in the afternoon included Presidential Office Acting Secretary General Liu Chien-hsin (劉建忻), NSC Deputy Secretary General Chen Chun-lin (陳俊麟), Executive Yuan Secretary General Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶), Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維), and Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月).

Also in attendance were National Security Bureau Chief Peng Sheng-chu (彭勝竹), Financial Supervisory Commission Deputy Minister Cheng Cheng-mount (鄭貞茂), Deputy Transportation Minister Wang Kuo-tsai (王國材) and governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China Perng Fai-nan (彭准南).

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula have risen as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test soon.

(By Lu Hsin-hui and Lilian Wu)
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