BEYOND POLITICS:Many countries said it is necessary for Taiwan to participate in the ICAO professionally and agreed with the idea that aviation safety is ‘without borders’
Date: Oct 03, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taiwan faced a great challenge in its bid to participate in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s
(ICAO) Assembly, but it received warm support from its diplomatic allies, a Taiwanese official outside the event said.
Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Deputy Director Ho Shu-ping (何淑萍) made the remarks in an interview with the Central News Agency (CNA) on Saturday, before returning to Taiwan after a six-day trip in Montreal.
Heading a seven-member delegation, Ho flew to Canada on Thursday last week when the ICAO opened the 39th session of its assembly at the ICAO’s headquarters.
Taiwan was not invited to the event — most likely because of the objections of Beijing — but the government nonetheless sent a delegation to express its appreciation to countries that have shown their support for Taiwan, Ho said. [FULL STORY]