Saturday, October 23, 2021

At event with UN envoy, US commits to Taiwan’s international partnership

TAIPEI—The United States remains committed to expanding Taiwan’s space for international participation, a senior US diplomat said at an event with Taiwan’s foreign minister that the deputy US ambassador to the United Nations also participated in.

The Chinese regime claims Taiwan as its own, despite the fact that Taiwan is a de facto independent country with its own military, democratically elected government and constitution.

The Chinese regime prevents Taiwan from participating in most global bodies such as the United Nations.

Speaking at a virtual panel on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on Wednesday, Jeremy Kornforth, deputy director of the de facto US Embassy in Taiwan (AIT), said tech heavyweight Taiwan was committed to using its technological prowess for “the common good.” For .”

Kornforth noted that Taiwan was barred from meaningful participation in bodies including the World Health Assembly, but said the event would shed light on how Taiwan can use its technical prowess to help the international community address shared challenges. Used to be.

“The United States remains committed to expanding Taiwan’s international space,” he said in remarks released by AIT on Thursday.

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The AIT said Deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations Jeffrey Prescott made closing remarks, though did not provide any details.

Washington has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is its strongest international supporter and regularly condemns Chinese pressure against the island.

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told the same incident that Taiwan was an “inevitable” member of the international community.

“Now is the time for the United Nations to take action to resolve Taiwan’s unfair exclusion from the United Nations system,” his ministry quoted him as saying.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Republic of China – Taiwan’s formal name – being replaced at the United Nations in Beijing by the People’s Republic of China, which continues to claim the right to represent Taiwan on the world stage.

Taiwan’s democratically elected government says only its people have the right to speak for it on the world stage.

Epoch Times employees contributed to this report

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