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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 60 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 60

(By Senators Browning, Foster, Plymale and Wells)


Expressing the will of the Legislature to reaffirm the sister-state relationship the state of West Virginia has with the Taiwan Province of the Republic of China and affirm support for increasing Taiwan's participation in and contribution to the global community.

Whereas, August 4, 2010, will mark the 30th anniversary of a sister-state relationship between West Virginia and Taiwan; and
Whereas, For the past 30 years, the sister-state relationship with Taiwan has been strengthened through the efforts of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office resulting in better mutual understanding of the economic, social and heritage of West Virginia and Taiwan; and
Whereas, Taiwan's absence from the international organizations dealing with climate change like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has impeded Taiwan's ability to respond to natural disasters like Typhoon Morakot, which struck Taiwan in the summer of 2009; and
Whereas, Since 2001, aviation safety has become a major global concern, Taiwan is a key air transport hub in the Asia-Pacific region, with over 1.35 million flights passing through every year, and has the world's 11th largest airport by cargo volume, Taoyuan International Airport; and
Whereas, Given Taiwan's prominent role in regional air control and transport services like meaningful participating in the International Civil Aviation Organization, it would be beneficial for Taiwan, and safeguard the traveling of passengers from home and abroad; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby expresses its will to reaffirm the sister-state relationship the state of West Virginia has with the Taiwan Province of the Republic of China and affirm support for increasing Taiwan's participation in and contribution to the global community; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Legislature affirms its support for the participation of Taiwan in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the International Civil Aviation Organization to increase Taiwan's contribution to the global community; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
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