On May 22, on behalf of Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami Director General Chou was invited to attend the City of Miami Beach’s Presentations and Awards Hybrid Meeting at their City Commission Chamber. During the meeting, a proclamation was presented by Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez recognizing Taiwan’s advancement in freedom and democracy and supporting its international participation in various organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The proclamation declared May 22nd, 2023 as “Taiwan Day” in Miami Beach.
Director General Chou expressed his gratitude to the Miami Beach Government for presenting us with this proclamation, symbolizing support for Taiwan’s freedom, democracy, and international participation, and emphasized that “the core values of freedom and democracy are as essential as the air we breathe, but their true worth often goes unnoticed until they are taken away.” Director General Chou explained how the Chinese Communist Party has consistently sought to undermine Taiwan’s international presence using various tactics, but reassured that Taiwan will never give up and will continue to fight and win support in the international community. Taiwan thanks all its friends for their support.
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