Continued distortion of UN Resolution 2758 negates national achievements of which Taiwan should be proud, says foreign minister
By Yang Chen-yu and Jonathan Chin / Journalist, with an editor
Taiwan’s international isolation due to China’s obstruction has deprived the world of the nation’s expertise and contributions to addressing pressing global issues, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said yesterday.
He made the comment at the first edition of “Stronger Together: International Organization Day,” an event showcasing Taiwan’s involvement in global efforts, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the old Taipei Guest House. 111 years old, a national monument.
The event’s theme “Stronger Together” highlights the diplomatic work carried out by the 20 participating agencies, organizations and entities, and Taiwan’s efforts to help other countries achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, said Wu at the event.
Taiwan is a mature democracy, a reliable partner, a responsible actor and a force for good that has made significant and valuable contributions to the global community, he said, adding that the country’s foreign aid and diplomatic efforts are achievements of which the whole nation can be proud. .
The country participates in 69 international organizations, including 44 that officially recognize its membership, Wu said, before calling on countries with common interests and values to make use of Taiwanese expertise in economics. , agriculture and fishing.
Beijing continues to oppose Taiwan’s attempt to gain membership in international groups, having “constantly twisted UN Resolution 2758 as a false excuse” to prevent the country from being recognized by the UN, Wu said, citing Taiwan’s exclusion from the WHO and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
China’s actions have “hindered Taiwan’s efforts to share its expertise and offer assistance in solving pressing global issues”, he said. “We thank our diplomatic allies and people around the world for their support for Taiwan. We will continue to work with like-minded allies and partners to advance the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Taiwan has been deprived by its diplomatic isolation of benefits conferred on members of the UN and other international groups, said Nauru’s ambassador to Taiwan Jarden Kephas.
As a vigorous, prosperous and peaceful nation, Taiwan is set to become the 20th largest national economy in the world, which means the country should prepare to take leadership on global issues, he said.
“Taiwan is already an indispensable member of the international community,” he said, citing US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s comment that the loss of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (台積電) would have a devastating impact on the Mondial economy.
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