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US 'Disappointed' Taiwan Not at WHO Assembly

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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (Getty Images)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:15 AM

President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States is "disappointed" that Taiwan wasn't invited to the World Health Organization's most important annual meeting.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price says the U.S. "remains committed that Taiwan should not be excluded from WHO" and will work to enable all countries to help prevent, detect, control and fight outbreaks.

Price alluded to the past eight years when Taiwan was invited as an observer to the World Health Assembly, whose 70th edition opened Monday.

China has blocked the participation of Taiwan, accusing its year-old government of not accepting the "One China" principle.

Price also said the United States was looking forward to working with whoever becomes WHO's director-general in Tuesday's election.

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