Sixteen allies speak for Taiwan at UN assembly
CNATAIPEI -- The annual debate of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly concluded Tuesday, during which 16 of Taiwan's diplomatic allies spoke out for the Republic of China, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
October 4, 2013, 12:17 am TWN
Speaking at a press briefing, Catherine Hsu, deputy head of MOFA's Department of International Organizations, said that heads of state, high-ranking government officials and representatives from the 16 allies spoke out in support of Taiwan's participation in international organizations and recognized the contributions Taiwan has already made.
Hsu said the diplomatic allies called for more opportunities for meaningful R.O.C. participation in U.N. specialized organizations amid improving relations across the Taiwan Strait and with the support of its diplomatic allies. They also expressed appreciation for Taiwan's contributions to helping its allies achieve Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and encouraged positive interaction between the two sides of the strait in international organizations.
Hsu expressed gratitude to the allies for their support.
This year's U.N. General Assembly session was under the theme “The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.”
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-New York), in conjunction with the Academic Council on the U.N. System, will hold a seminar Oct. 11 titled “Health in the Post-2015 U.N. Development Agenda.”
During the seminar, TECO-New York will give a briefing on Taiwan's experience and achievements in pursuing international cooperation and expanding its participation in U.N.-related organizations and activities.