Radio Taiwan International
The foreign ministry has thanked the US, Canada, Japan and the EU for supporting Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA).
The WHA is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Taiwan was blocked from WHA last year due to pressure from Beijing after attending the annual assembly as an observer for several years. It was confirmed last week that Taiwan is to be excluded from this year’s assembly as well.
The American Institute in Taiwan, the representative office of the US, voiced its support for Taiwan’s observer status in the WHA in a Facebook post on May 9. Institute spokesperson Sonia Urbom also expressed disappointment at Beijing’s continued obstruction of Taiwan’s participation. [FULL STORY]