By: Tony Liao, Rita Cheng and Elizabeth Hsu
Washington, Oct. 25 (CNA) Two U.S. congressmen voiced their support on Tuesday for Taiwan to participate as an observer in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), which will hold its 85th general assembly in Bali, Indonesia next month.
Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released a statement reiterating his support.
“It’s time Taiwan be allowed to obtain Interpol observer status,” Royce said.
Calling Taiwan a strong friend and critical partner of the United States, Royce described Taiwan’s continued exclusion from the important organization as “troubling.”
“Global security is needlessly put at risk due to Taiwan’s inability to quickly share and receive the latest information about international crime. Everyone’s security would be improved by Taiwan’s participation in Interpol,” the congressman said. [FULL STORY]