Taiwan thanks European leaders for supporting ICAO bid

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-08
By: Sophia Yang, , Staff Writer

Despite Beijing’s relentless pressure to hamstring Taiwan’s effort to join the International Civil Aviation 6774334Organization (ICAO), the UN specialized agency that regulates the standards and practices for civil aviation, many allies and political leaders of European nations still voiced support for Taiwan to attend the ICAO assembly. The government of Taiwan expressed its deep gratitude for their generous support Saturday and vowed to continue the country’s efforts to participate in other UN specialized agencies and other aviation-related organizations.

Despite the U.S., Japan, and other countries lobbying for Taiwan’s inclusion at the ICAO assembly in Montreal, the country was still blocked from attending. Taiwanese journalists were also kept out of the event.     [FULL  STORY]

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