Taiwan gaining more support on global stage, says Ministry report

December 23, 2020

TAIPEI - More than 1,700 lawmakers from over 80 countries spoke in favour of Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assembly -- the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation -- when the WHA reconvened last month in Geneva, according to the annual report of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), which said global support for Taiwan on this issue had reached an "unprecedented level".

Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assembly has been blocked by China.

In its report, MOFA said the year 2020 had been "full of impressive diplomatic achievements" despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and what it called "China's campaign of coercion".

 While the year 2020 has been filled with tremendous challenges, great achievements have been made in enhancing Taiwan's relationship with the U.S. and Europe while garnering support for the country's international participation, the Mministry said.

 Taiwan and the U.S. had expanded their partnership across the board this year, MOFA said, while exchanges with Europe are at an all-time high, with the European Parliament and the legislatures of many European countries reaffirming their support and calling for expanded partnerships with Taiwan.

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