Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Head of the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) John Chen recently expressed his hope that the Indonesian Government will support Taiwan’s participation in the 76th United Nations (UN) General Assembly held in New York, United States, on September 14,2021.
“I once again call on all parties from Indonesia to support Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations, so that Taiwan and other countries in the world can work together in the fields of global anti-pandemic, economic recovery and combating climate change, contributing to jointly achieve The Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiated by the United Nations,” said John Chen in a statement received in Jakarta, earlier this week.
He stated that over the past 60 years, Taiwan has continued to provide assistance to friendly countries around the world.
“After the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Taiwan has worked very hard to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals including gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and health and well-being. These days, we are more committed to working with other countries to fight the pandemic and economic recovery,” he said.
However, according to him, under unreasonable obstacles from the People’s Republic of China, the United Nations and related bodies continued to use UN General Assembly resolution 2758 of 1971 as a legal basis to exclude Taiwan’s participation, and fabricated the lie that “Taiwan is part of China.” “.
“The international community cannot repeatedly quote this unrealistic resolution because Resolution 2758 only regulates China’s representation at the United Nations, does not mention China’s claim to have sovereignty over Taiwan, nor does it authorize China to represent Taiwan in UN organizations,” said the Head of TETO.
“In fact, the People’s Republic of China has never ruled Taiwan. Taiwan has an independent government, people, land and sovereignty. This is the current situation on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Only a government elected by the Taiwanese people through democratic procedures can govern Taiwan and represent Taiwan in the international arena, as the basic spirit of democracy expressed by Indonesia’s Pancasila,” he added.
Currently, Taiwanese passport holders are not allowed to enter the United Nations to visit or attend meetings, and Taiwanese media cannot obtain press cards to enter the interview venue.
“China equates resolution 2758 with the “One China Principle”, arbitrarily imposing China’s political stance on the United Nations. This overall deterrence against Taiwanese government officials and civilians seriously violates the basic universal principles and respect for human rights that were affirmed at the founding of the United Nations,” said John Chen.
Reporting by Indonesia Window