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Nauru's leader lashes UN over its treatment of Taiwan


Nauruan President Ludwig Scotty meets French President Jacques Chirac, right, at the Elysee Palace in Paris in June.


Nauruan President Ludwig Scotty protested on Friday to the UN over its unfair treatment of a proposal regarding Taiwan's participation in the world body.

During the general debate of the 61st session of the UN General Assembly being held in New York, Scotty called on the UN to grant membership to Taiwan.

Scotty said it was in violation of meeting procedure rules for the General Committee to limit discussion on Sept. 12 on a proposal on Taiwan's UN participation and representation and another on peace and security in East Asia, and that it was necessary for the UN to make improvements.

Scotty's view was echoed by Palauan Vice President Elias Camsek Chin, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manesseh Sogavare and Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Norman Caldera.

Over the past three days, other diplomatic allies of Taiwan, including El Salvador, Paraguay, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe, Panama and Malawi also spoke up for Taiwan.

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