Date: October 26, 2016
U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce reiterated Oct. 25 his
call for Taiwan to be granted observer status in Interpol, stating “it’s time Taiwan be allowed” to join the organization.
The U.S. representative made the comments in a statement issued ahead of Interpol’s 85th General Assembly to be held Nov. 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia. In the release, he wrote that the “continued exclusion of Taiwan—a strong friend and critical partner of the United States—from this important organization is troubling.”
According to Royce, “global security is needlessly put at risk” because Taiwan is unable to promptly share and receive the latest information about international crime. “Everyone’s security would be improved by Taiwan’s participation in Interpol.” [FULL STORY]