By: Elaine Hou, Tai Ya-chen, Hu Yu-li and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 12 (CNA) The British ministries in charge of foreign policy and health care have voiced support for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations, including the World Health Assembly (WHA).
The decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold its 71st session from May 20 to 28 in Geneva, and Taiwan wants to attend as an observer.
It has yet to receive an invitation, however, because of Chinese obstruction and will likely be excluded from the event for the third consecutive year.
In London, House of Commons member Martin Vickers asked the country’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt about Taiwan’s bid in written inquires on March 28 and April 2, respectively. [FULL STORY]