WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), co-chairs of the U.S. Senate Taiwan Caucus, today released a statement on Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembley (WHA).
“We are disappointed that the World Health Organization has not invited Taiwan to participate in the 70th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva later this month. The annual meeting, which Taiwan has attended in the past as an observer, serves as an opportunity to address health crises around the world requiring international coordination to effectively combat. To reiterate President Tsai Ing-wen, health issues don’t stop at the border. Taiwan has indicated interest in having a seat at the table to address international public health and we urge the WHO to reconsider their exclusion of Taiwan.”