Health minister visits WHA venue in Geneva

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/22
By: Leaf Jiang, Emmanuelle Tzeng and Elizabeth Hsu

Geneva, May 21 (CNA) Health Minister Lin Tsou-yen (林奏延) visited the Palais des Nations 46471752in Geneva on Saturday to get a feel for the venue of the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA).

During his tour of the venue, Taiwan’s health minister found the seat arranged for him and noticed a card on the seat reading “Taipei Chinois,” French for “Chinese Taipei,” Taiwan’s official designation at the assembly.

Asked if Taiwan’s delegation will meet with its Chinese counterpart this year as it has in previous years, Lin said “there are no such arrangements. But (we) will say hello to each other if we meet.”

Lin, who arrived in Geneva on Friday, said he has received an entry badge with his name on it, and he will take part in the annual meeting professionally and pragmatically with the goal of contributing to the global health system.

Lin will be seated in the last row of the assembly hall with representatives of the Fonds Mondial (Global Fund) on his right and of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on his left.     [FULL  STORY]

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