Foreign ministry dissatisfied with ICAO block of Taiwan reporters

The foreign ministry on Monday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for blocking Taiwanese reporters from attending the ICAO forum. The forum opened in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday.

This came after the organization failed to invite a delegation from Taiwan to attend this year's forum. Previously Taiwan had attended the event as an observer.

The foreign ministry said that the ICAO's move to block Taiwan's reporters is inappropriate. The ministry said the act has violated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations and the principles of justice and fairness.

The foreign ministry said it has urged Taiwan's representative office in Canada to use all means to protest against the ICAO and to ask that the organization correct the situation to give fair treatment to Taiwanese reporters.

A delegation from Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) arrived in Montreal early Monday morning, local time, to press the necessity of Taiwan's meaningful participation in the ICAO.

Source: Radio Taiwan International