Statement by Robert A. Wood, Acting Spokesman of U.S. Department of State Taiwan’s Participation in The World Health Assembly

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April 29 , 2009

AIT Official Text #: OT-0909E

The United States welcomes the announcement that the World Health Organization (WHO) has invited Taiwan to attend this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), the supreme governing body of the WHO, as an observer under the name “Chinese Taipei.” We have long supported Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the WHO, including observer status at the WHA. We look forward to the participation of Taiwan at the WHA and the benefits Taiwan’s public health expertise will bring to the international community.