By: Hu Yu-li and Elaine Hou
Toronto, May 3 (CNA) Canada has voiced its support for Taiwan’s participation in the
upcoming session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), saying that to exclude Taiwan from the event would create “counter-productive” results for the international health system.
In response to questions by Canadian Senator Thanh Hai Ngo about Taiwan’s participation in the WHA on Tuesday, Peter Harder — the government’s representative in the Senate — said that Canada has been supportive of Taiwan’s participation in international organizations on global health and other areas.
The next session of the WHA, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), is scheduled for May 22-31 in Geneva, but Taiwan has yet to receive an invitation from the WHO’s Secretariat. [FULL STORY]