Taiwan delegation plans to protest at WHA venue: health minister

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/17
By: Chen Wei-ting and Elaine Hou

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Wednesday that he will lead a delegation to Geneva at the time of the World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting and will protest Taiwan’s exclusion from this year’s 10-day conference.

During a legislative committee hearing, Chen said his delegation will depart May 20 and will try to hold bilateral talks with representatives of participating countries and attend technical meetings at the WHA.

Taiwan had hoped to attend this year’s WHA in Geneva from May 22-31 as an observer, as it had done in the past, but did not receive an invitation from the World Health Organization (WHO) due to China’s obstruction. The WHA is the WHO’s decision-making body.    [FULL  STORY]

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