WHA attendance a right: Tsai

‘IMPORTANT PARTNER’:The president met AIT Chairman James Moriarty, who said the US appreciates the leadership displayed by Taiwan on global health issues

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 29, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said the nation attending the World Health

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, yesterday meets with American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty, left, at the Presidential Office in Taipei. Photo: CNA

Assembly (WHA) relates directly to the nations’ right to good health and it should not be undermined for any reason.

Support and assistance from the US and other like-minded nations for Taiwan’s participation is the greatest recognition of Taipei’s many contributions to the global health system, Tsai said during a meeting with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty.

Tsai acknowledged the US government’s support of Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations. She also thanked Moriarty for reaffirming at a public health workshop in Taipei under the US-Taiwan Global Cooperation and Training Framework earlier this week Washington’s position that Taiwan should be allowed to attend the WHA.    [FULL  STORY]

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