Vatican City, Oct 5, 2023 / 13:20 pm
Taiwan’s ambassador to the Holy See spoke Thursday about the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, urging the necessity of democracies to “hold firm in resisting authoritarian aggression together.”
Speaking at a reception on Oct. 5 with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican, Ambassador Matthew Lee underlined that “Taiwan will do whatever we can to remain on the road of peace.”
“It is my firm belief that preventing a war beforehand is much more critical than stopping a war afterwards,” Lee said.
“The ravaging conflict in Ukraine has shown us the cruelty of war, which brings nothing but atrocity to the world. Quoting the Holy Father’s words, ‘in order to have true human development, we need to work tirelessly to avoid war and to be at the service of peace,’” he added.