September 7, 2007
Dr. CT Lee
President, Formosan Association for Public Affairs
Dear all who have gathered here today:
I am writing in support of your organization's rally to gain UN
membership for Taiwan. I have issued statements of support in the past, but
unfortunately nothing much has changed. So I deeply regret that the United
Nations continues to disregard the sovereignty of Taiwan and deny the right of
self-determination to its people.
The relationship between the United States and Taiwan continues to
grow. Taiwan is an important trading partner and strategic ally to the United
States. In short, Taiwan is a friend that has earned the United States' support.
I am proud to be a member of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, and
believe there is no question that the United States must stand strong and
advocate for Taiwan's independence from China and inclusion as a United Nations
member state. The policy of exclusion must stop now.
ANTHONY D. WEINER
Member of Congress