Bid to participate in UN agencies “a matter of public health”: Tsai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 03 February, 2020
By: Leslie Liao

President Tsai Ing-wen (right) shakes hands with ECCT Chairmman Giuseppe Izzo (left)

resident Tsai Ing-wen said Monday that Taiwan’s inclusion in United Nations organizations is a matter of public health. She was speaking with the chairperson of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, Giuseppe Izzo.

The president was talking about the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Civil Aeronautics Organization (ICAO). She says that both organizations have barred Taiwan from participating on political grounds.

The opposition to Taiwan’s participation comes from the People’s Republic of China, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory even though the two sides are ruled separately. The PRC is a member of the United Nations, while Taiwan is not.    [FULL  STORY]

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