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Taiwanese president asks Vatican for diplomatic help
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.- President Chen Shui-Ban has written to the Vatican requesting the Holy See’s assistance in securing Taiwan’s position in international relations, Radio Taiwan International reports.

A statement from the Presidential Office on Tuesday said that President Shui-Ban told the Vatican that Taiwan’s exclusion from the United Nations is a breach of basic human rights.  Citing China’s refusal to allow Taiwan to participate in international organizations, he called China’s tactics to isolate Taiwan a “violation of international moral standards as espoused by the Pope.”

President Chen Shui-Ban said the country’s exclusion from the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and other organizations are a breach of human rights and a violation of the UN charter.

The president’s letter expressed hope that Taiwan would at last be accepted by the international community with the help of the Holy See and other diplomatic allies of Taiwan.

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