Swedish newspaper Nya Wermlands-Tidningen published Ambassador Vincent Yao’s editorial calling for Sweden’s support for Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations

Taiwan has gained fame across the globe for its success in fighting Covid-19. Taiwan is not looking for the world’s sympathy for being excluded by UN activities, meetings, and mechanisms; instead. Taiwan is seeking being respected for its values and contributions to the international community.

Taiwan and Sweden are like-minded countries with shared values and we both put a strong emphasis on respecting human rights. We hope that the way out of the pandemic will be an opportunity for more cooperation as well as greater mutual understanding and that Sweden can express its support for Taiwan’s participation in the UN.