Date: April 12, 2020
By: Frank Fang
The WHO’s leader on April 8 also accused the island’s foreign ministry of knowing about the attacks and also criticizing him.
Response to WHO
In response to the accusations, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stated that Taiwan opposes all forms of discrimination. She extended an invitation to Ghebreyesus to visit Taiwan so he could see for himself the island’s efforts to fight COVID-19.
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蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen✔@iingwen
Taiwan opposes all forms of discrimination. I want to take this opportunity to invite @WHO Director-General @DrTedros to visit Taiwan & experience for himself how committed the Taiwanese people are to engaging with the world & combating #COVID19. Statement:http://shorturl.at/fDI19
“I applaud [Taiwan President] @iingwen’s response to baseless claims that Taiwan is fueling racist attacks against @DrTedros,” U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in a tweet the next day about the spat, in defense of Taiwan.
“I encourage him to check out #Taiwan’s record—despite its exclusion—so we can collectively advance @WHO’s critical global health work,” he added. [FULL STORY]