13 out of 15 diplomatic allies speak for Taiwan’s participation in the UN, a record number in four years.
Presenter: The 76th session of the UN General Assembly's General Debate has concluded. Out of Taiwan's 15 allies, 13 have argued in favor of including Taiwan in the UN. This is the highest number of allies speaking up for Taiwan's inclusion during the debate since 2017.
The UN General Assembly's General Debate has concluded on the 27th. Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres gave a 24 minutes speech in which he also talked about the importance of including Taiwan in the United Nations system amid the pandemic.
Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres, President of Nicaragua:”Universal standards should be applied when it comes to dealing with the pandemic for humanitarian reasons. Taiwan should be able to participate in the United Nations system and meetings.”
Out of Taiwan's 15 allies, 13 have argued in favor of including Taiwan in the UN. This is the highest number of allies speaking up for Taiwan's inclusion during the debate since 2017. As usual, neither the Holy See nor Honduras voiced their support for Taiwan during the assembly, but Honduras wrote a letter to the UN secretary-general pushing the cause. Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said global health can't be dealt with properly when there is a "geographic blank space." This is believed to be alluding to Taiwan. President of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei spoke for Taiwan as well during this year's assembly.
Alejandro Giammattei, President of Guatemala:”We think that with all the challenges nowadays, Taiwan's participation enhances multilateralism. Taiwan can share their experience and knowledge.”
Joanne Ou, MOFA Spokesperson:”Each of our allies uses different ways to show their support for us in international affairs. We respect and thank all allies for their support.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 14 allies of Taiwan wrote in joint or separate letters to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stating that the people of Taiwan should not be forgotten nor should its contribution be neglected. Taiwan is grateful for many friends around the world, with or without official ties, for their continuous support and friendship.