US urges the WHO to invite Taiwan

VIRTUAL MEETING: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has thanked multiple parties this week for their backing, although the WHO has stuck to its ‘no mandate’ response

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 08, 20202
By: Staff writer, with CNA and Reuters

The WHO logo is pictured at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on Jan. 30.
Photo: Reuters

The US Mission in Geneva on Friday urged WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to invite Taiwan to a major meeting that the body is to host next week, with the focus expected to be on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We encourage the WHO to expand its efforts to offer Taiwan increased meaningful cooperation and collaboration with the organization, and this would be a needed step in that direction,” the mission said in a statement.

Washington has been deeply critical of the WHO and Tedros for its handling of the pandemic, saying it is too close to China.

It has said it might withdraw from the world health body.    [FULL  STORY]

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