U.S. voices support for Taiwan following WHO meeting exclusion

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/06
By: Chiang Chin-yeh and Flor Wang

Washington, March 5 (CNA) The United States Tuesday reiterated its support for Taiwan’s participation

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at world bodies following the island’s effective exclusion from a recent World Health Organization (WHO) meeting held in Beijing.

“The United States remains committed to supporting Taiwan as it seeks to expand its already significant contributions to addressing global challenges,” the State Department told CNA in an e-mail after Taiwan’s failure to attend the WHO meeting on flu vaccines held in Beijing Feb. 21.

“The United States supports Taiwan’s membership in international organizations that do not require statehood as a prerequisite for membership. In international organizations that require statehood for membership, the United States supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation.”

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