US supports Taiwan plan on UN participation: Official

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-09-12

The United States has expressed its support for a Taiwanese plan directed at the UN.

Christine Hsueh, Director-General of the foreign ministry’s Department of North American Affairs (CNA)

That’s according to Christine Hsueh, the foreign ministry official in charge of North American affairs.

The UN action plan is being timed to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. It calls on the UN to accept Taiwanese participation in UN-affiliated organizations and stop blocking Taiwanese nationals from entering their meetings. It also calls for a stop to discriminatory treatment of Taiwanese nationals seeking to take tours of the UN. In addition, it calls for the acceptance of Taiwanese participation in meetings and events connected with the UN sustainable development goals.

Hsueh says the US has voiced approval for the plan. She said she thinks the US will support Taiwan’s decision to focus on its efforts to achieve sustainable development goals. She also said the US welcomes the visit of the head of the Environment Protection Administration, Lee Ying-yuan, which also coincides with the UN assembly meeting.

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