Taiwanese FM Urges Indonesia to Support Taiwan's Participation in UN

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 07 September 2020 13:23 WIB
    Taiwanese FM Urges Indonesia to Support Taiwan's Participation in UN
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    Jakarta: Taiwanese Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu has urged Indonesia and other countries to support Taiwan's participation in UN conferences, mechanisms and activities.

    According to the minister, Taiwan's extraordinary success in dealing with the covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that Taiwan's participation at the United Nations can contribute to the international community.

    "Covid-19 pandemic has brought a global public health crisis and the international community needs to make more concerted efforts than ever before to build a better and more sustainable future," the minister said in a written statement on Monday.

    "Taiwan is ready, willing and able to participate in this joint effort," he stated.

    According to him, the total number of confirmed covid 19 cases in Taiwan is less than 500, deaths are only in the single digits, and the outcome of the handling of the pandemic is extraordinary.

    "All of this is mainly due to the various precautions taken by Taiwan in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and Taiwan also provides medical equipment and materials to other countries that are in dire need," he stated. 

    As of the end of June this year, Taiwan has donated 51 million medical masks, 1.16 million N95 masks, 600,000 isolation gowns, 35,000 forehead thermometers and various other medical equipment to more than 80 countries, including Indonesia. 

    Taiwan is also working with democratic countries that have the same idea to develop rapid test kits, drugs and vaccines for Covid-19.

    "In a Declaration to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN, the government and heads of state agreed that only global solidarity could effectively end the pandemic. Therefore, the UN must be more inclusive and should not ignore any country including Taiwan and anyone else," he stated.

    (WAH)


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