Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020. 9:09 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Twelve of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies, including Belize, voiced support for Taiwan’s inclusion in the United Nations General Assembly at the UN’s 75th General Debate.
This year’s debate began on September 22 and ended on September 29. During the session, 12 nations called for Taiwan to be invited into the international organization. Those countries included Palau, Paraguay, the Marshall Islands, Haiti, Nauru, Tuvalu, Eswatini, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Belize, and Nicaragua.
The occasion marked Nicaragua’s first time speaking up for Taiwan in 3 years. Guatemalan and Honduras did not support the nation publicly but each sent a letter backing Taiwan’s participation in the UN.
On Tuesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan’s efforts are valued by many countries and thanked its allies for strongly supporting its participation in international organizations, its pandemic prevention measures and its contributions to the international community.
In addition to voicing support in their speeches, 10 countries also signed a joint letter backing Taiwan. These included Belize, Eswatini, Haiti, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tuvalu.
Meanwhile, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Paraguay each wrote to the Secretary-General to call for Taiwan’s participation in the global body, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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