The United Nations General Assembly will hold its 77th session next week. The theme is “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges” and is geared at highlighting the need for a joint solution to the different interconnected global crises. In wake of this event, The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is asking its diplomatic allies to voice their support for its re-inclusion in the organization. The Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, David Kuan Chou-Chien, explained to Love News that Taiwan’s participation in this upcoming session is vital as Taiwan has been a longstanding nation that is keen on tackling these issues.
Taiwan was removed from the UN in 1971 when the People’s Republic of China (PRC) became a permanent member of the network. The PRC has since held a stance that since they are the legal representatives of China, Taiwan is ineligible to hold a seat.