Saturday, May 08, 2010

SVG supports Taiwan

Taiwan's Caribbean ally Saint Vincent and Grenadines supports Taiwan's participation in international organizations.

On Thursday Saint Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves initiated a proposal to support Taiwan's international participation. Gonsalves said Taiwan has been helping his country building infrastructure, improving medical services and advancing agriculture. He also said his country should support Taiwan internationally.

Gonsalves' proposal was passed unanimously by the parliament. The resolution supports Taiwan's participation as an observer at the World Health Assembly (WHA). It also supports Taiwan's meaningful participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines is one of Taiwan's remaining 23 allies in the world. China forbids its diplomatic allies from having official relations with Taiwan.