Backing from leaders of Taiwan’s allies and like-minded partners for the country’s bid to participate in U.N. activities, mechanisms and meetings during the ongoing 78th U.N. General Assembly is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sept. 22.
According to the MOFA, Belize Prime Minister John Briceno, Czech Republic President Petr Pavel, Eswatini King Mswati III, Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei, Nauru President Russ Kun, Paraguay President Santiago Pena, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. and Marshall Islands President David Kabua all voiced support for Taiwan’s inclusion at the General Debate scheduled Sept. 19-23 and 26, as well as at a high-level political forum on sustainable development held Sept. 18-19.
The ministry additionally condemned China’s remarks during the Sept. 21 General Debate. Taiwan has never been a part of the People’s Republic of China, and the PRC has never governed Taiwan, the ministry said, reiterating that democratic Taiwan and authoritarian China do not belong to each other, a fact that has long been recognized by the international community and is the current situation across the Taiwan Strait.
Only Taiwan’s democratically elected government can represent its 23 million people in the global arena, the MOFA said, adding that Beijing’s attempts to unilaterally alter the cross-strait status quo is undermining regional peace, security and stability.
Taiwan is a responsible member of the international community and force for good in the world, as well as an indispensable partner in realizing the U.N.’s sustainable development goals, the MOFA said. The ministry called on the U.N. to grant the country meaningful engagement in the global body as soon as possible for the well-being of all people. (YCH-E)
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