By Elaine Hou and William Yen
Taipei, April 10 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) called Wednesday for the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to invite Taiwan to participate in an upcoming assembly session, noting that China has no right to represent Taiwan.
MOFA spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said that ICAO spokesman Anthony Philbin’s response to a media enquiry about whether the country will be invited to the 40th ICAO Assembly session Sept. 24-Oct. 4 in Montreal, was “inappropriate” and a deliberate misinterpretation.
Citing Resolution 2758 of the United Nations General Assembly, Philbin told the Apple Online that the ICAO “adopted a resolution in 1971 recognizing the representatives of the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate representatives of China to ICAO.”
“For the almost 50 years since, ICAO has continued to be guided by the UN’s One China policy,” Philbin wrote in an email to the online news network run by the Apple Daily tabloid. [FULL STORY]