Taiwan’s health minister arrives in Geneva; to protest WHA exclusion

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/20
By: Tai Ya-chen, Tang Pei-chun and Elaine Hou

Geneva, May 20 (CNA) Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) arrived in Geneva on Saturday and hopes to meet with officials from countries participating in the World Health Assembly (WHA) while protesting to China over Taiwan’s exclusion from this year’s event.

Shortly after their arrival, Chen and his delegation were scheduled to hold meetings finalizing details of Taiwan’s strategy to have its voice heard, and visit the Palace of Nations, the venue of the annual WHA meeting, later in the day.

Taiwan had hoped to attend this year’s WHA in Geneva from May 22-31 as an observer, as it had done the past eight years, but it did not receive an invitation from the World Health Organization (WHO) because of China’s opposition.

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