The Czech Senate today (12th) once again overwhelmingly passed a resolution to support Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Compendium Convention (UNFCCC) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). The Czech Senate has passed a resolution supporting Taiwan's participation in the WHO for two consecutive years.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China expressed its sincere thanks today (12th) for the Czech Senate's resolution to support Taiwan on the eve of the World Health Assembly for two consecutive years .
The Czech Senate's resolution pointed out that the Czech government's policy agenda and the 2022 Czech-US Strategic Dialogue Joint Statement regard Taiwan as an important partner in the Indo-Pacific region, emphasizing that the Czech Republic and Taiwan share common ideas and values, and that the two sides will focus on trade, science, technology, education, etc. Taiwan is actively involved in various global issues, but has no opportunity to participate in relevant international organizations, which not only limits Taiwan's contribution to the international community, but also deprives the Taiwanese people of their due rights.
The above-mentioned resolution was passed by the "Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security" of the Czech Senate earlier on the 4th. Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský and Minister of State for Health Padek Policar were both invited to witness it in person. On the 11th, it was submitted to the House of Representatives for deliberation and passed with a high vote, fully demonstrating the Czech government's emphasis on and firm friendship for Taiwan.
"Taiwan and the Czech Republic share universal values such as freedom, democracy, and human rights, and the two sides continue to actively develop an all-round cooperative partnership." Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "In the past, the Czech Republic has always fully supported our international participation and spared no effort."
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for example, in May 2020, the "Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security" and "Committee on Health and Social Policy" of the Czech Senate passed resolutions on Taiwan's friendship to support Taiwan's participation in the WHO and the World Health Assembly (WHA); April 2021 For the first time, the Senate has overwhelmingly voted to support Taiwan's participation in all relevant meetings, mechanisms and activities of the World Health Organization.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that many European like-minded partners, including the Czech Republic, have continued to show strong support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations recently, which once again shows that Taiwan is an indispensable force for good in the international democratic community. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that Taiwan is willing to work together with partners in the democratic camp such as the Czech Republic and continue to contribute to the health, well-being and sustainable development of mankind.