Taiwan’s health minister holds 59 meetings on sidelines of WHA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/27
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Elaine Hou

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, center)

said Saturday that he held 59 talks with 31 countries and 28 international organizations on the sidelines of this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting, which is taking place May 22-31 in Geneva.

Despite Taiwan’s exclusion from this year’s WHA conference due to China’s obstruction, Chen led a delegation to Geneva, where he held bilateral talks with representatives of WHA participating countries and international organizations to discuss health and medical issues of global concern.

At a news conference in Taipei on his return, Chen said that as of May 26, he and his delegation had held 59 meetings with 31 countries, including the United States, and 28 international organizations.    [FULL  STORY]

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