BLEAK:The medical sector thinks that it is unlikely for Taiwan to secure an invitation to this year’s meeting, the executive director of a medical professionals alliance said
Date: Feb 13, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said that it is working to secure an invitation for Taiwan to attend this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer, announcing the nation’s desire to contribute to the promotion of public health worldwide.
The ministry said in a statement that Taiwan will make every effort to solicit the support of allies and nations that share similar ideas in the hope that it will be invited to the assembly when it gathers in May.
Taiwan wants to “continue to attend [the meeting] in a pragmatic and meaningful way, and to make a contribution,” the ministry said.
The statement came in the wake of media reports saying Taiwan might not receive an invitation from the WHO to attend the assembly this year. [FULL STORY]