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Legislator accuses MOFA of lying about ICAO

By Tseng Wei-chen and Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

In response, MOFA spokeswoman Anna Kao (高安) yesterday said that “the Republic of China (ROC) has in the past participated at APEC and WHO meetings under the designation ‘Chinese Taipei.’”

Kao said the delegations should attend the ICAO assembly under the name “Chinese Taipei” which is an accepted designation in the international community, which “does not downgrade our country’s status and has not harmed our national dignity.”

She said the government has always emphasized the participation in international meetings in a professional, pragmatic and meaningful manner.

In reponse to Kuan’s comment that the ministry had asked legislators not to circulate the invitation letter, Kao said that because the invitation was an official letter from the ICAO, and involved communication on both sides, the ministry added the reminder notice to the reference copies distributed among legislators.

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