The national secretary of Europe ecology-the Greens expressed his disagreement with Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the American visit to Taiwan, and reaffirmed his support for the Taiwanese people. The Taiwanese question divides the Nupes. Julien Bayou, deputy within this left-wing coalition and national secretary of Europe ecology-the Greens, reacted on BFMTV to Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s remarks concerning the American visit to Taiwan. “It is not possible, under the pretext I don’t know what so-called ‘provocation’, to consider that China’s intimidation of Taiwan is acceptable,” said Julien Bayou. island of Nancy Pelosi, President of the House of Representatives of the United States.”We must support people when they fight for their rights””We cannot be a variable-geometry democrat and consider that, because such and such an action would offend an authoritarian regime like China, we should abandon Taiwan”, continues Julien Bayou. He also described Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s diplomatic vision as “dated”.[Je vois] true cynicism: anything opposed to the United States is fine. I think it’s misaligned behavior. But it was in fact in 1955 the Bandung conference on non-alignment, in the midst of the Cold War. We are very far from it, I believe”, he criticizes again. The national secretary of EELV still denounces the “rhetoric of provocations”, which, according to him, also played a role in the conflict in Ukraine. “We must support peoples when they fight for their rights, anywhere in the world, and even when it upsets authoritarian regimes”, he concludes. Reactions shared within the Nupes Within the Nupes, the situation between the China and Taiwan divide. Green MEP David Cormand had already criticized Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s position on Twitter. The party published a press release in which he condemns “China’s military intimidation”.Olivier Faure, First Secretary of the Socialist Party, showed itself to be more measured, while showing a form of support for Taipei: “The advisability of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is debatable, the will of the Taiwanese to live in a democracy is not”. he commented, also on Twitter. Always on the network so cial, the PCF’s International-Europe sector account posted a thread on the situation. Also describing Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as “bravado”, the series of messages also recalled that “what must take precedence is the common interest of the peoples and States of the region to guarantee peaceful coexistence”.
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