Antony Blinken calls on WHO to include Taiwan

US secretary of state says 'no reasonable justification for Taiwan?s continued exclusion'

By Kelvin Chen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2021/05/08 15:17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday (May 7) called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to include Taiwan in the 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer.

Blinken said, ?There is no reasonable justification for Taiwan?s continued exclusion from this forum,? advising the WHO director-general to rectify the situation.

The secretary of state affirmed that ?Taiwan is a reliable partner, a vibrant democracy, and a force for good in the world,? adding, ?Its exclusion from the WHA would be detrimental to our collective international efforts to get the pandemic under control and prevent future health crises.?...