Negotiations Ongoing, ‘Anything Possible’ For Taiwan’s Prospect Of Attending World Health Assembly, WHO Official Says
Associated Press: Taiwan not invited to WHO assembly, but negotiations go on
“The World Health Organization on Friday left open the possibility that Taiwan could still attend its upcoming annual assembly, saying talks are continuing despite China’s insistence that a delegation from the island must be excluded for the first time since 2009. For now, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, who is from Hong Kong, ‘is not in a position to issue an invitation for Taiwanese observers to attend to the World Health Assembly’ that starts May 22, said Dr. Tim Armstrong, who heads the WHO department of governing bodies. But Armstrong told reporters that ‘negotiations are still ongoing,’ adding, ‘Anything is possible’…” (5/12).