LONG WAY TO GO:The Criminal Investigation Bureau acknowledged the US’ support and added that it would make every effort to join Interpol at international meetings
Date: Mar 20, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
US President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill that requires the US
secretary of state to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and other international groups.
“Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this act, the secretary shall transmit to [the US] Congress a report, in unclassified form, describing the United States strategy to endorse and obtain observer status for Taiwan in appropriate international organizations, including Interpol, and at other related meetings, activities and mechanisms thereafter,” according to the text of the new legislation.
The bill was sent to the White House for Obama to sign into law after it cleared the US House of Representatives and the US Senate earlier this month. [FULL STORY]