By: Lu Hsin-hui and Romulo Huang
Taipei, May 27 (CNA) China’s efforts to block Taiwan’s participation in this year’s World
Health Assembly (WHA) have damaged cross-Taiwan Strait relations to some extent, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday.
Tsai made the comment in a meeting with Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who returned to the Taipei earlier in the day from Geneva, where the WHA meeting is being held. Chen and a delegation went to Geneva to hold talks with representatives of participating countries on the sidelines of the WHA, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization.
“Taiwanese people have a universal human right to participate in the WHA,” Tsai said, adding that Taiwan’s participation should not be affected by any political factors.