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Taiwan Ambassador thanks eSwatini, US as lobbying for inclusion in WHO intensify

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

MBABANE: His Excellency Jeremy Liang, the Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan has thanked the Kingdom of eSwatini, the Government of the United States and all countries that support his country as the lobbying for Taiwan to be recognised as a country gains momentum.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Tuesday, the Ambassador said the growing calls for Taiwan to be included in the World Health Organization(WHO) comes after vigorous lobbying by diplomatic friends like eSwatini and other countries who has been calling for the United Nations to recognise Taiwan as a country. This week Aljazeera reported that lawmakers from the United States said the exclusion of Taiwan from WHO was undermining global health and increasing deaths across the world.

“We are very happy with the growing support for Taiwan and we believe we can play a huge role in the World Health Organization. Of course this support comes at the time when our long-time diplomatic friend eSwatini, continues to lobby the world to recognise Taiwan as a country and we would like to thank the US and all the countries of the world that support us” said the Ambassador. 

Reached for comments, Minister of Foreign Affairs Thuli Dladla said eSwatini has been advocating for Taiwan’s recognition at the United Nations because it is a country with a vision.

 “Taiwan is a country with a clear vision, it has a world class health system that managed to contain the novel coronavirus. As we speak, Taiwan has now defeated the virus, even here at home we have seen a rise in the number of COVID 19 recoveries since the arrival of the Taiwanese  doctors. We are glad that even big guns like the US have noticed that Taiwan will fill the gap in the global fight against the virus" said the Minister.





Taiwan Ambassador thanks eSwatini, US as lobbying for inclusion in WHO intensify
Taiwan Ambassador to eSwatini Jeremy Liang with King Mswati