EU opposes Taiwan’s UN membership

September 19th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Brussels, Sep 19 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Friday reiterated its opposition to Taiwan joining international organisations such as the UN that require statehood.”The European Union reiterates its policy of One China. It does not support Taiwan membership in international organisations which require statehood,” EU governments said in a joint statement.

The statement from Brussels came two days after Taipei’s request to join UN agencies was turned down in New York.

China, which has veto power on the Security Council, the UN’s highest decision-making body, has long opposed Taiwan membership in international organisations.

EU member states Friday welcomed efforts undertaken by China and Taiwan to improve cross straits relations.

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