By: Tang Pei-chun and Evelyn Kao
Geneva, May 21 (CNA) A total of 13 allies and like-minded countries have spoken up for Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Assembly (WHA), as of Tuesday, the second day of the the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual meeting.
Following the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom, which voiced direct and indirect support for Taiwan on the first day of the assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, more countries spoke out Tuesday for Taiwan during the second day of the gathering.
During the fourth plenary meeting of the 72nd WHA, the decision-making body of the WHO, Palau’s Minister of Health Emais Roberts thanked many countries, including the U.S. and Japan, for providing health and infrastructure support for Palau, and took time to single out Taiwan’s contribution.
“There is one partner not present in this room. And over the past three years since I’ve been here, I have not seen them. They have helped Palau achieve its SDG goals (sustainable development goals) and also supported Palau for the past 20 years,” Roberts said. [FULL STORY]