No WHA invite, but Taiwan’s going anyway

The China Post
Date: May 10, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday morning that Taiwan still

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) speaks at a press conference at the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday, May 9. (CNA)

had not been invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the deadline for registration passed.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that despite the absence of an invitation, a team led by himself would depart for the Geneva meeting as scheduled and conduct bilateral meetings with attendees as well as foreign officials and NGOs on the sidelines of the assembly.

“It (the assembly) is all about exchanging and updating information and technology,” Chen said.

Although this could hopefully be accomplished to some degree at the sideline meetings, he said, not receiving an official invitation was still “extremely upsetting.”

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