Taiwan Thanks US President for Signing Legislation Supporting WHA Observer Status | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s presidential office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the prime minister have thanked US President Joe Biden for his support of Taiwan by signing legislation supporting Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly (WHA).
CNA quoted presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) as saying Saturday, May 14 that since Biden became president, he has taken persistent steps to support Taiwan’s international participation. The US government and Congress have also shown unwavering support.
Chang said the presidential office is “sincerely grateful” to the United States and its diplomatic and democratic allies for bringing warmth to Taiwan at a time when the country is busy battling the spread of COVID. -19. He added that with its experience in dealing with COVID and medical technology, Taiwan has much to contribute to the international community.
Meanwhile, MOFA released a Press release, also thanking Biden for his signature supporting the new legislation. The ministry called the legislation “deeply meaningful” and pledged to strengthen Taiwan’s partnership with like-minded countries, including the United States.
When asked to comment on the matter, Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) thanked the United States and said not only did Taiwan have the right to attend the WHA, but the presence of Taiwan was useful to the world. “As a country that has struggled to fight the pandemic, Taiwan’s experience has caught the attention of the international community,” he said.