REACHING OUT:In a Japanese message on Twitter, the president highlighted the nation’s desire to attend the WHA and to contribute to the international community
Date: May 09, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said that Taiwan had not received an invitation to
attend the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) as of yesterday evening — a few hours before the online registration period ended, but said that the government would persist in its efforts to secure one.
The annual meeting of the WHA, the decisionmaking body of the WHO, is to take place from May 22 to 31 in Geneva.
With the online registration for this year’s WHA ending yesterday in Geneva, the ministry held a news conference in Taipei at 6pm to clarify the nation’s position.
“We are still making an all-out effort to actively pursue [the invitation],” International Cooperation Office Technical Superintendent Hsu Min-huei (許明暉) said.