Formosa Club in Europe pushes for Taiwan’s presence at WHA

  • 13 May, 2021
  • Shirley Lin
Formosa Club in Europe pushes for Taiwan’s presence at WHA
Foreign ministry official Remus Chen talks about Europe's Formosa Club supporting Taiwan's bid to the WHA. (CNA photo)

More than 1,000 members of the Formosa Club in Europe have endorsed a letter supporting Taiwan’s bid to return as an observer at the upcoming World Health Assembly. Taiwan had been an observer at the annual meeting of the WHO’s decision-making body, but it has been barred from participating for several years now due to Chinese pressure.

The letter stressed that Taiwan’s participation in the assembly is not part of a geopolitical race, but a health issue that should be free from political interference. The letter asked for the WHO to include Taiwan in its meetings and events in order to benefit all parties involved.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry has expressed thanks to the Formosa Club for its support. The ministry says it will continue to work with like-minded countries in the push to allow Taiwan a place in WHO meetings.

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