Gardner Statement on Taiwan's Inclusion in INTERPOL
Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the below statement advocating for the inclusion of Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) ahead of the 85th INTERPOL General Assembly. In March, the President signed Gardner-authored legislation into law that requires the United States Department of State to develop a strategy to include Taiwan as an observer in the organization.
“As we approach the 85th International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) General Assembly, it is imperative Taiwan is granted observer status to this organization,” said Gardner. “Taiwan's exclusion heightens the risk of terrorism, which is why I have been a strong advocate for them being admitted into INTERPOL. I recently authored legislation that was signed into law in March, that required the United States State Department to develop a strategy to include Taiwan as an observer in INTERPOL. I will continue to advocate for Taiwan to be included in INTERPOL and ensure the United States supports our friend and ally at the General Assembly meeting.”
Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.
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