Question / Interpol: Taiwan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN HL3920, tabled on 10 November 2021

Lord Blencathra

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to call for Taiwan to be given observer status at Interpol.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Answered on
25 November 2021

Taiwan has a valuable contribution to make on issues of global concern, including efforts to combat international organised crime. We therefore support Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations, where there is no pre-requisite of statehood for participation. This includes observer status at INTERPOL. Taiwan’s participation in this organisation would, in our view, reduce co-operation black spots, which pose a risk to the UK and our international partners.