Taiwan welcomes supportive resolution by Democratic National Committee

08/26/2019 05:24 PM
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Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed gratitude Monday for a recent decision by the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) to pass a resolution in support of Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organizations.

During its summer meeting in San Francisco Aug. 22-24, the DNC passed the Taiwan-friendly resolution in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), symbolizing the Democratic Party's staunch support for relations between Taiwan and the United States, MOFA said in a statement.

In the resolution, the DNC recognized the TRA as the cornerstone of Taiwan-U.S. ties and highlighted Taiwan's free and open society and democratic system, MOFA said.

The DNC resolution pledged support for Taiwan's meaningful participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other international organizations, according to MOFA.

The DNC also recognizes Taiwan's importance to the U.S. in Asia, deems Taiwan as a constructive and reliable partner, and supports deepening the relations between Taiwan and the U.S. through a bilateral trade agreement and other means, according to the ministry.

It said the DNC, the principal governing and decision-making body of the Democratic Party, has maintained longstanding, close and friendly relations with Taiwan.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Republican National Committee (RNC), the decision making body of the Republican Party, also adopted a resolution in support of Taiwan during its summer meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 2, according to MOFA.

This year, on the 40th anniversary of the TRA, U.S. administrative departments, Congress, and the Democratic and Republican parties have been showing support for Taiwan's freedom and democracy, MOFA said.

The ministry said it will continue to work closely with the two U.S. parties to deepen the friendly relations and partnership between Taiwan and the U.S.

(By Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao)


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