Eight allies send new letter of support to UN

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Eight of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies have sent a new letter backing Taiwan to the United Nations.

Representatives of the eight countries delivered the letter during a meeting Tuesday with Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN’s undersecretary-general for political affairs.

The new letter follows others delivered by Taiwan’s allies during the recent UN General Assembly debates. The letter backs Taiwan’s participation in UN organizations. In particular, it calls on the UN to allow Taiwan to take part in events, meetings, and organizations related to its sustainable development goals.

The letter also calls on the UN to grant Taiwanese passport holders access to its facilities and meetings, and to lift restrictions on Taiwanese reporters.

While one ally, the Vatican, is not a UN member and did not sign the letter, it did send a senior member of its UN mission to join the representatives from the other nations.