U.S., Japan and three allies back Taiwan at WHO board meeting

The China Post
Date: Jan. 29, 2019
By: Joseph Yeh 

TAIPEI (CNA) — Representatives from the United States, Japan and three of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies voiced support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) at a World Health Organization (WHO) board meeting on Jan. 28.

Taiwan’s government had previously decided not to press its allies to submit a proposal on Taiwan’s WHA participation at the Executive Board meeting in Geneva, but a number of allies have argued that Taiwan had a role to play in the body.

Diplomatic allies eSwatini, Haiti and Paraguay spoke up for Taiwan at the meeting Saturday, and allies Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Solomon Islands along with the U.S. and Japan voiced support for Taiwan’s WHA participation on Monday.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its gratitude for their support.

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