On December 13, 2023, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) convened representatives of the U.S. Department of State and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for consultations in Washington on expanding Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations system and in other international forums. This discussion focused on near-term opportunities to support Taiwan’s expanded participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) and other global public health bodies, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as well as Taiwan’s meaningful participation in non-UN international, regional, and multilateral organizations.
Participants exchanged views on addressing global challenges, such as global public health, aviation safety, climate change and the environment, transnational crime, and opportunities to jointly enhance technical standards and economic cooperation. U.S. participants highlighted the world-class expertise Taiwan brings in many areas of global concern, including health, food security, aviation green fuels, and bolstering women’s economic and political empowerment, and reiterated the U.S. commitment to Taiwan’s meaningful participation at the World Health Organization and ICAO. All participants recognized the importance of working closely with likeminded partners who share our concerns regarding attempts to exclude Taiwan from the international community.
Official news published at https://www.state.gov/u-s-taiwan-working-group-meeting-on-international-organizations-3/