21 Dec 2018

Taiwan's Pacific allies say it should be involved in global meet

3:40 pm on 21 December 2018

Taiwan's Pacific allies have spoken out in support of its efforts on climate change at last week's COP24 UN climate summit in Poland.

15 December 2018, Poland, Katowice: Participants of the climate summit

Photo: AFP

Nine allies, including Tuvalu, Nauru, Kiribati and Solomon Islands, said Taiwan should not have been excluded from the global meeting.

Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations and has been blocked by China from engaging in UN organisations and institutions.

The Taipei Times reported that Taiwan's government held various meetings on the sidelines of COP24, including with Tuvalu's prime minister Enele Sopoaga.

Taiwan's allies said it is making significant carbon reduction efforts in the energy, manufacturing, transportation and agricultural sectors.

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