U.S., Germany, Australia, Burkina Faso back Taiwan at WHA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/23
By: Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and Y.F. Low

Geneva, May 22 (CNA) The representatives of the United States, Germany, Australia and Burkina Faso spoke in support of uninvited Taiwan at the World Health Assembly (WHA) that opened in Geneva Monday.

Taking the floor during a general discussion session, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price expressed disappointment that Taiwan was not invited to this year’s meeting and said the United States “remains committed that Taiwan should not be excluded” by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Australia’s representative said the WHO and the WHA should be more inclusive.

He said inviting Taiwan to attend the WHA as an observer over the past several years was an important sign that the WHO was interacting with Taiwan and that Australia supported the continuation of such interaction.    [FULL  STORY]

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