US supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in Interpol

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The United States supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations, Interpol included, a US State Department spokesperson said Tuesday.

The spokesperson made the statement after Taiwan confirmed Tuesday it is asking friendly countries to speak up at an upcoming Interpol executive committee meeting to support Taiwan’s participation at Interpol’s general Assembly next month in Dubai.

The spokesperson said Washington supports Taiwan’s participation in international organisations whether or not they require statehood.

“In organisations that require statehood for membership, the United States supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation. This includes ICAO, Interpol, WHO, and the more than 60 international organisations in which Taiwan participates,” the spokesperson said.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said in a statement Monday that it has sent a letter to ask that it participate as an observer in Interpol’s general Assembly to be held from November 16 to 21 at Dubai.

Bob Chen, director-general of MOFA’s Department of International Organisations, confirmed Tuesday that Interpol has received the letter sent by CIB Commissioner Tsai Tsan-po in September but has yet to respond.


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