I thank the Singapore Government and its people for the support for Taiwan's bid to meaningfully participate in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ("Taiwan to attend UN aviation event"; last Friday).
People-to-people exchanges between Singapore and Taiwan have always been frequent and intensive, both in terms of combined passenger arrivals (more than 600,000 last year) and the total number of flights (112 per week).
Our participation in ICAO is important to boost the safety of international aviation between Singapore and Taiwan.
Over the years, the improvement of cross-strait ties based on the 1992 consensus has played a part in the success of our bid to participate in ICAO. The strong support and assistance rendered by our diplomatic allies and members of the international community are equally important as well. We hope relationships between both sides of the strait will continue to develop and progress peacefully based on the mentioned 1992 consensus.
Our director-general of Civil Aeronautics Administration is now able to participate meaningfully in the ICAO Assembly with dignity and in a professional and pragmatic manner.
We hope Singaporeans will continue to support us as we endeavour to broaden our scope of participation in ICAO and to further enhance the safety of aviation networks between Singapore and Taiwan in all aspects.
Taipei Representative Office in Singapore
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