Minister urges UN to remember nation’s contributions

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 09, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) has urged the UN not to forget the 23 million people of Taiwan.

According to the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium, Le Soir, Belgium’s biggest French-language newspaper, on Wednesday published an article by Lee titled “Taiwan, a Valuable Partner for SDGs — True Universality,” referring to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UN’s headquarters embodies diversity, equality and freedom, but such symbolic imagery is fading as more Taiwanese are prevented from entering it, the article said.

While Taiwan has signed visa-free travel agreements with 165 countries and territories and has won the respect of many in the fields of business and education, its citizens remain banned from entering UN headquarters, it added.    [FULL  STORY]

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