聯大總辯論13友邦發言挺台 4年來最多 Nicaragua President spake in support of Taiwan during 2021 UN debate

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.

 

 

聯大總辯論27號落幕,我國友邦尼加拉瓜在最後一天發言,尼加拉瓜外長孟卡達發言將近24分鐘,其中就提到面對疫情因此讓台灣參與聯合國體系顯得相當重要。

尼加拉瓜外交部長 孟卡達:「疫情當前基於人道理由,必須適用普遍性原則,使台灣能參與聯合國體系的機制及會議。」

這次聯合國大會,台灣15個友邦有13國在總辯論發聲支持台灣參與聯合國體系,是4年來最多。友邦僅有教廷循往例未提台灣,宏都拉斯則以致函聯合國祕書長的方式挺台,而日本首相菅義偉則以防疫地理不能有空白,間接表達支持。而這屆相比上屆多了瓜地馬拉,由總統賈麥岱仗義執言。

瓜地馬拉總統 賈麥岱:「我們認為考量現今所面臨的挑戰,台灣可以為強化多邊主義,提供經驗能力及知識。」

外交部發言人 歐江安:「友邦他們以各種的方式,展現對於台灣參與國際事務的支持,我們都尊重也謝謝他們。」

外交部表示我國14個友邦,今年全數以聯名或個別方式為我致函聯合國秘書長古提瑞斯,友邦強力主張台灣人民不應被遺漏,台灣的貢獻更不應該被忽視。理念相近國家也持續在各種場合、以多元方式給予我國強勁支持。

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