Taiwan should be included in global bodies: EU

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-05-12

The European Union (EU) says Taiwan should be included in global bodies where Taiwan has the requisite skills.

The EU made a statement in an email dated May 11 when asked by Taiwan’s Central News Agency about its stance on Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA’s annual meeting is attended by all WHO member countries and focuses on a specific health agenda each year. This year’s meeting opens in Geneva on May 22.

Since 2009, Taiwan has attended the WHA as an observer under the name “Chinese Taipei.” However, the government did not receive a letter of invitation this year. This is understood to be on account of the Chinese government’s boycott of the Tsai Ing-wen administration.    [FULL  STORY]

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