TAIWAN YET TO RECEIVE WHO INVITATION
Taiwan says it’s yet to receive an invitation to a crucial meeting of the World Health Organization, WHO, scheduled to begin later in the day.
Report says the meeting will focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic, with more than 50 million people diagnosed with the virus around the world.
The WHO’s 83-page list of delegations for the 73rd meeting of the World Health Assembly, WHA, its decision-making body, does not include any representation from Taiwan, a self-ruled Island that China claims as its own.
The United States mission in Geneva last week urged WHO Chief Tedros Adahanom Ghebreyesus to invite Taiwan to the virtual meeting.
Late on Sunday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Island is yet to receive an invite to the event which involves the UN health body’s 194 member States, as well as other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and observe delegations representing the Palestinians and the Vatican.
The WHO’s refusal to invite Taiwan based on Political considerations makes a mockery of the body’s health for all claim.