Key adviser to Taiwan's APEC delegation receives late visa

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John Deng (鄧振中, CNA file photo)

John Deng (鄧振中, CNA file photo)

Taipei, Nov. 7 (CNA) The spokesman and chief adviser to Taiwan's delegation for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) summit received a visa from Vietnam despite it taking longer to issue than expected.

Minister without Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) confirmed Tuesday that he has received the visa, and will take a morning flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, on Wednesday for the high-profile event scheduled to take place from Nov. 10-11.

Deng was unable to leave for the trip with the official Taiwan delegation, led by APEC envoy James Soong (宋楚瑜), as planned earlier in the day because he had not received the visa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs attributed the problem to delays in Vietnam's administrative procedures.

Deng is expected to join the delegation by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

(By Lin Shu-yuan and Elizabeth Hsu)

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