Date: October 12, 2016
European parliamentary friendship groups and EU lawmakers recently joined the growing
chorus of support around the world for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization and Interpol.
Klaus-Peter Willsch, chair of the Germany-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, said Oct. 6 in a news release that Taiwan plays an essential role in the global aviation safety and there is no reason to exclude it from ICAO—a U.N. specialized agency overseeing information exchanges in aviation safety, navigation and environmental protection.
“Without Taiwan’s participation, the international flight network is no longer complete as it is an important traffic hub in East Asia.”
In the same vein, Denis Jacquat, vice president of the France-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, said Oct. 6 in a statement that shutting Taiwan out of ICAO is regrettable. He praised the country for its contributions to international aviation safety and reaffirmed the group’s steadfast support for Taiwan to take part in international organizations. [FULL STORY]