Taiwanese delegation heads for WHA meeting

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/20
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Health Minister Lin Tsou-yen (林奏延), leading a 24-person delegation, departed for Geneva to attend the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting as an observer, officials said Friday.

Lin said the main point of attending the meeting is to be professional and pragmatic, and to contribute to and participate in the global health system.

The WHA is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and holds a meeting in Geneva every year, with representatives of the WHO’s 194 member states, including the People’s Republic of China, participating.

As in the previous years, the Taiwan has been invited to attend the WHA meeting as an observer under the name of “Chinese Taipei.”

But this year, in an unprecedented move, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan “recalled” United Nations Resolution No. 2758 and the “one-China principle as reflected therein” in the invitation to Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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