The picture shows the exterior of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters.


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will hold a conference in Canada on the 27th. my country has not been invited to participate. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ted Cruz of different parties in the US Congress joined forces today. Introducing a bill that would require the Biden administration to ensure Taiwan's inclusion in ICAO is the latest move by the U.S. Congress to improve Taiwan's status and protect it from threats from China.

US media "Axios" reported that this week, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made a speech on the first day of the agenda calling for Taiwan's meaningful participation in ICAO. This remark attracted severe criticism from China.

The report mentioned that ICAO is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations and is under pressure from China to prevent Taiwan from participating in the organization in any form. support for Taiwan.

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The Ensuring Taiwan Aviation and Safety Act, proposed by Merkley and Cruz, calls on ICAO to allow Taiwan to participate in the organization's conferences and working groups, and asks the Biden administration to discuss Taiwan's participation at the next conference vote on the question.

Cruz pointed out that if ICAO wants to achieve its mission of ensuring aviation safety, it cannot exclude Taiwan, which has one of the largest aviation systems in the world, and succumbing to political pressure from China would jeopardize the credibility of the organization.

Merkley said that Taiwan's meaningful participation in ICAO will make the organization's work go more smoothly, and the United States should use its own voice to support Taiwan.