Date: November 3, 2016
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson John Kirby reiterated Nov. 2 that the U.S. remains committed to
supporting Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations such as Interpol and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Speaking at a foreign policy briefing at the Washington Foreign Press Center, Kirby said that climate change, international security and transnational crime are all matters of global importance requiring cooperation from stakeholders from all around the world. “We remain committed to supporting Taiwan as it seeks to expand its already significant contributions to address many of these global challenges,” Kirby said.
“In keeping with our one China policy, we support Taiwan’s membership in international organizations that do not require statehood,” he noted. “In organizations that require statehood, we support Taiwan’s meaningful participation.”
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, in a statement released Nov. 1 ahead of Interpol’s 85th General Assembly to be held Nov. 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia, said “It is imperative Taiwan is granted observer status to this organization. [FULL STORY]